Biblical Echoes in the Fight for Indigenous Rights Bill C-262.
Christians have a foundational story that for thousands of years has fashioned our social ethic towards vigorous compassion and social engagement in solidarity with marginalized and oppressed peoples…
A Citizen’s Response to Senator Plett’s Defense of His Actions in Senate Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Last Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Senators expected to refer Indigenous Rights Bill C-262 to committee after hearing Senator Sinclair’s right of reply, when suddenly—and not unexpectedly—Conservative Senators Larry Smith and Don Plett pulled a delay filibuster ensuring the bill won’t be taken up again for another two weeks. Senator Plett is well known for these […]
LOCAL MUSICIANS HEADLINE RALLY IN SUPPORT OF BILL C-262
Well-known Winnipeg entertainers, faith groups, and community organizations will rally Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm at Canadian Mennonite University (2299 Grant Ave.) to urge senators to pass Bill C-262…
Critical Moment for Canadian Indigenous/settler Relations!
This coming Wednesday, February 7 is critical to Canadian Indigenous/settler relations and will speak volumes about what is true about our collective resolve to move past wounding relationships to mutually flourishing ones. Here’s how your voice can be heard…
Winnipeggers Rally for Indigenous Rights
On Saturday, September 23, starting at 1 pm, a group of Indigenous peoples and settlers from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 territory) will walk 12 km from Stephen Juba Park to a public gathering at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba to urge the Canadian government to fully adopt and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Countdown to “Walk the Talk” in support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 (day 45 0f 46)
In response to Article 45 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, poet Lyla June Johnston has written about her patient ache for the day when “our collective love… robs the stalk and the root from the thorns of inequity.”
Countdown to “Walk the Talk” in Support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 (day 46)
In exactly 46 days, in Winnipeg, there will be a 12k walk and gathering at the National Centre for Truth And Reconciliation in support of Reconciliation Bill C-262 which, if enacted, would ”require the Government of Canada to take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”