Kelly Fran Davis - Heyotę’dok
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine).
You will have access to the following reports ...
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Reports
Legislation Aboriginal Healing Foundation Reports
We would like to bring these reports to the country’s attention as there is more work to be done and more children to be found to honour and protect them.
Download and print the PDF containing the Recommendations (Calls To Action) from the Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada.
As documented in the Final Report, testimony from family members and survivors of violence spoke about a surrounding context marked by multigenerational and intergenerational trauma and marginalization in the form of poverty, insecure housing or homelessness and barriers to education, employment, health care and cultural support. Experts and Knowledge Keepers spoke to specific colonial and patriarchal policies that displaced women from their traditional roles in communities and governance and diminished their status in society, leaving them vulnerable to violence.
This supplementary legal analysis represents the views and opinions of the National Inquiry. In reaching our conclusion, we consulted with international legal scholars and lawyers with expertise on genocide and international crimes. The National Inquiry would like to thank, in particular, the contributions and insights of Professor Fannie Lafontaine, holder of the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights at Université Laval; Amanda Ghahremani,international criminal lawyer and former Legal Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice; and Catherine Savard, LL.M candidate at Université Laval.They are respectively Director, Investigator and Assistant-Coordinator of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice.
This document contains recommendations from the 100 reports reviewed by the National Inquiry up to spring 2018. All recommendations are in their original wording. They are organized into 19 overarching themes, and characterized under three umbrella categories.
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA eople in Canada have been the targets of violence for far too long. This truth is undeniable. The fact that this National Inquiry is happening now doesn’t mean that Indigenous Peoples waited this long to speak up; it means it took this long for Canada to listen.
We demand a world within which First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families can raise their children with the same safety, security, and human rights that non-Indigenous families do, along with full respect for the Indigenous and human rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families.
Sometimes we need reminders and encouraging words.
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