Prayers for Peacemakers, 30 May 2018 Indigenous Peoples Solidarity
Pray for the conscience of Canadian Members of Parliament, that they will be moved to support Bill C-262 on 30 May. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a blueprint for reconciliation. A majority vote will ensure that Canadian laws are in harmony with UNDRIP.
As we anticipate the vote, the people who walked on the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights one year ago, including two CPT-Indigenous Peoples Solidarity team members, are attending Indigenous Cultural Camp at Blue Quills College, Alberta. They are listening and learning of cultural traditions and spiritual ceremony practices of many Nations, especially those of Treaty 6, Alberta. In this way, they are broadening their understanding of what solidarity means and increasing their ability to be strong allies with our Indigenous relatives.