Bill C-262 is now before the Senate. On May 30, MPs in the House of Commons voted to approve the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)Bill by a margin of 206-79.
Bill C-262 sets out a legislative framework requiring the federal government to collaborate with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in developing a national action plan to fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Senator Murray Sinclair introduced the Bill in the Senate prior to the summer recess. When the Senators return on September 17 KAIROS will join other organizations in urging them to swiftly review and enact the Bill, which underwent rigorous review in the House of Commons.
Prior to that, KAIROS will make available a webpage with information, messaging and contact details to help those interested to reach out to the Senators. If you would like to start some background reading now, please see the attached documents. Downloadable below.