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Indigenous and Catholic: Sr. Priscilla Solomon on Perspectives Weekly

Deacon Pedro

June 2, 2016
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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:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Catholic responses to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 48 and questions regarding the “Doctrine of Discovery”
Development and Peace supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 48 and questions regarding the “Doctrine of Discovery”
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
More Resources:
What is Reconciliation? 
What Is Reconciliation from TRC - CVR on Vimeo.
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from Melanie Nielsen Emonet on Vimeo.