United Church adopts UN Declaration
On March 30 and 31 the United Church participated in events marking our commitment to adopt the principles, norms, and standards of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The General Assembly,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed by States in accordance with the Charter,
Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such,
Affirming also that all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humankind,...