Let's Walk the Talk
of Reconciliation with Bill C-262:
Package of ~120 Free Postcards
Good news! According to Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “Senators have agreed to get Bill C-262 to committee the week of May 14th.” 262 has been stalled in the Senate for months. If it gets through committee and to third reading before the end of June, there’s a chance this bill—which provides a legislative framework for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—could achieve royal assent.
Request a package of free postcards and together with your church or community group, write our Senators, calling upon them to act for reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler peoples by supporting Bill C-262. Note that no postage required. All mail headed to the Senate is free!
Limit two packages per order.
Alternatively, if you can't wait for the postcards, please use this electronic letter—crafted by a coalition of faith based organizations— to write respective Senators immediately. It will only take a minute and it’s an impactful form advocacy that we encourage you to share with your community: https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/advocacy/campaigns/call-your-senator-pass-bill-c-262
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has stated that the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the key to genuine reconciliation between Indigenous and Settler peoples in Canada (Call to Action #43). Bill C-262 can help make that happen. Supported by a broad array of Indigenous, social justice, and faith-based organizations, Bill C-262 is “An Act to Ensure that the Laws of Canada are in Harmony with the UNDRIP.” The current government has expressed support for the Declaration. Now’s our chance to help them do the right thing…to help Canada take a tremendous step forward towards justice and healing.
Tips for hosting a postcard signing event in your community, and sample postcard messages, will be included in your order, and can also be downloaded here.
Also see related Support Indigenous Rights poster.
Please note that your contact information will be shared with Steve Heinrichs, our Indigenous-Settler Relations Director at Mennonite Church Canada, who may follow up with you to give support, make connections, and help build the movement.
Postcards are free. A flat shipping rate of $5.94/package (plus GST) will be applied. Postcards are bundled in packages of 450g, with an approximate count of 120 postcards.
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