On Tuesday, March 9th Councillor Christine Boyle will put forward a motion to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in the City of Vancouver. The motion has been developed in collaboration with Indigenous community leaders, and has the support of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
UNDRIP is widely recognized as the most comprehensive articulation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples world-wide. UNDRIP demands a minimum standard of survival, dignity, well being and rights for Indigenous People. UNDRIP provides the right of Indigenous people to be free of discrimination and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them.
We are calling on Vancouver City Council to support this motion unanimously, to address the atrocities of our past and injustices that still exist, and to build a better city for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
To read the motion in full: https://council.vancouver.ca/20210309/documents/b2.pdf
Please make your voice heard by signing this petition to support Councillor Boyle’s motion and urge Vancouver City Council to implement UNDRIP.