In 2007, almost 60 years after the United Nations declaration on human rights, the United Nations adopted the declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. The declaration recognizes Indigenous people’s basic human rights, as well as rights to self-determination, language, equality and land, among others. There were four votes against: Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. A few weeks ago, Canada officially removed its objector status and agreed to begin working to implement the declaration within the laws of the country. To tell us more about Indigenous rights, Truth and Reconciliation and how one can be indigenous and catholic at the same time, I am now joined by Sr. Priscilla Solomon – an Ojibway and member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph…
Join us this week for a special Perspectives Weekly on Mercy. I’ll be speaking with Sr. Priscilla Solomon an indigenous Catholic Sister, about the rights of indigenous peoples and the truth and reconciliation commission.
That’s this Friday and Sunday, 7 and 11pm Eastern, 8 pacific.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
Catholic responses to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 48 and questions regarding the “Doctrine of Discovery”
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
What is Reconciliation? https://vimeo.com/25389165
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: https://vimeo.com/51598291