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UNDRIP: Walk the Talk of Reconciliation

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On September 23, 2017, Walk the Talk of Reconciliation, justice and healing is one of many events happening across Canada to support the adoption of Bill C-262, which affirms the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

The UNDRIP is an international human rights instrument drafted with Indigenous Peoples and adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007 after more than two decades of negotiations.

The Declaration affirms the inherent or pre-existing collective human rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as the individual human rights of Indigenous women, men and children. It provides a framework for justice and reconciliation, applying existing human rights standards to the specific historical, cultural and social circumstances of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration also states that the rights it contains “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world.”

In Winnipeg the Walk the Talk event will begin at 1:00 pm at Stephen Juba Park (south of 333 Waterfront Drive). Join in to show your support. You can also sign a petition calling on the government to approve Bill C-262 to ensure that the laws of Canada respect UNDRIP.

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