Recognition2Action is a civic engagement campaign started in 2017 to educate people about the role Indigenous peoples played in founding Canada.
The idea that Canada was founded by the British and French is incomplete. Indigenous peoples were here long before both and should be recognized as at least equal founders of this nation.
In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples observed, “A country cannot be built on a living lie.”
Now is the time to complete the story.
We are calling on the federal government to adopt legislation that acknowledges Indigenous peoples as one of the founders of Canada. It’s time for the government to take action and make specific commitments to right this wrong. It’s time to turn recognition into action
This project is being carried out in collaboration with a broad network of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous organizations and individuals who have articulated statements of support.
How you can help
Email the Prime Minister
Message your MP
Show your support on social media
Community groups, businesses or organizations can:
Join our network and pledge support and solidarity