The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

At their meeting of December 1, 2015, Participants in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation held extensive discussion about the Calls to Action included in the report of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC was established in 2008 in response to the impacts of residential schools on Indigenous communities in Canada).

The Participants focused particularly on Call to Action #48, which asks faith groups to "adopt and comply with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples." On March 28, 2016 the Conversation issued its Statement on the Importance of Truth and Reconciliation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

See also the statements submitted singly or ecumenically by several Participants in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation.