Stand up for indigenous rights
“The human rights problems faced by indigenous peoples in Canada…have reached crisis proportions.”
- James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008-2014)
Two thirds of First Nations in Canada have had to cope with unsafe drinking water over the past decade, often repeatedly and for long periods of time. The homicide rate for Indigenous women and girls is at least 4.5 times higher than all other women and girls. More than 600 First Nations and Inuit communities are without shelters or emergency housing for women. 58 out of 60 Indigenous languages in Canada are considered “endangered”.
That’s just a sampling of the current situation. "Reconciliation" requires concrete action to address these profound human rights violations, and prevent such violations in the future.