Bill C-262

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

On April 21, the NDP’s critic for Intergovernmental Indigenous Affairs, Romeo Saganash tabled legislation to ensure that the laws of Canada respect the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. MP Saganash spent 23 years at the United Nations negotiating the Declaration which was endorsed by Canada in 2010. This is the second time that Saganash has tabled a bill of this nature: in the previous Parliament, his bill was fully endorsed by his party. The Liberals and Greens also voted in favour. The Prime Minister has stipulated that implementation of the UN Declaration is a priority for his government.

According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada must adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.


Information Documents

Public Information Events

(for more information, or to invite Romeo to your event please call 613.992.3030)

  • April 26, 5pm, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 6, 6pm, The Gathering Place, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • June 25, 11am, Eagle Aarie Gallery, Tofino, BC
  • June 25, 5pm, Port Alberni Friendship Centre
  • July 4 - 8, Eeyou Istchee
  • July 11, TBA, Six Nations
  • July 12-13, Assembly of First Nations
  • July 14-18, Nibi Gathering, Garden River
  • July 26,27, Hebron, Labrador
  • August 2-4, Chisasibi, Eeyou Istchee, Quebec
  • August, 12-20, East Coast
  • September 2-10, British Colombia
  • October, First Unitarian Congregation, Ottawa, Ontario