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. To tell us more about Indigenous rights, Truth and Reconciliation and how one can be Indigenous and Catholic at the same time, I spoke with Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ, an Ojibway and member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Hope you can join us tomorrow, Friday, June 3 and Sunday, June 5 at 7pm and 11pm ET / 8pm PT.
Learn more about these issues:
What is Reconciliation?
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples