The Canadian government has failed to act on urgent requests to sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. It’s time to have our voices heard.

Help us get this issue the attention it deserves, by sending an email directly to the Prime Minister. Click on the link below for the Prime Minister’s email address and then copy and paste the provided e-campaign letter.

Email Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Dear Prime Minister Harper,

I am deeply concerned about Canada’s refusal to sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Government of Canada, as a human rights leader and signatory to other international human rights instruments, has a responsibility to set a global example in the recognition and respect of Indigenous people living in Canada.  Not only is Canada’s refusal to sign the declaration a refusal to recognize the rights of Aboriginal people living in Canada but sets a bad example for developing countries that look to Canada as a leader in Human Rights affairs.

To date, Canada remains one of the only countries refusing to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Since the adoption of the declaration by 144 states on September 13th, 2007, three out of the four countries that refused to sign on have since reversed or reviewed their decision, Canada has remained the sole country refusing to change their stance.

To this end, I urge you to sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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