As a community of women religious, we acknowledge that Indigenous peoples were irrevocably harmed by the European settlers who systematically tried to erase the original inhabitants of Turtle Island.
We are committed to redressing these harms and are pleased to support the Canadian Religious Conference's statement supporting federal Bill C-15.
The Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) supports federal Bill C-15, “An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”. The CRC also invites religious congregations and institutes of consecrated life in Canada to express their support for this bill, as other Christian Churches and organizations have done by signing Faith in the Declaration.
Bill C-15, tabled on December 3, 2020 by the Honorable David Lametti, Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, aims to ensure that the laws of Canada become consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).