CUPE is urging its members to join the call for the full adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Despite previous pledges of support, the Trudeau Liberals have backed away from promises to fully implement the Declaration in Canada. There are growing concerns the federal government might adopt it but not make it enforceable, or perhaps alter it so it can’t effectively recognize Indigenous rights in any meaningful way.

According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the full adoption and implementation of the Declaration is essential to reconciliation and healing the legacy of residential schools, and reversing the on-going harm caused by colonialism on Indigenous peoples.

NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash has tabled a private member’s bill, C-262, that calls for all Canadian laws to respect the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. If it passes, it would go a long way to showing that Canada has a genuine commitment to reconciliation. 

CUPE is urging all MPs to support this important bill, and is asking its 639,000 members across Canada to show their support for the adoption and implementation of the UN Declaration.

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