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The following people in Canada have already signed on.
6. Peter Julian
7. Dave Rattray
9. Bob Rae
10. David HT Wong
11. Brian Masse
12. Margaret Atwood
Don’t see your member of parliament on the list? There are 2 Steps you can help.
2. Share with all your friends and family in your riding:
Message your MP
As it stands Indigenous Peoples have not received recognition for their contributions to building Canada, nor a fair share of the ensuing wealth.
We have to set the record straight about the role of Indigenous peoples in the origins of Canada and our shared history since.
A country cannot be built on an incomplete history.
Assembly of First Nations
“In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples observed, ‘A country cannot be built on a living lie.’ Now is the time, during the Canada 150 activities, to complete the story. The government should adopt legislation that acknowledges that Indigenous peoples are a founding nation 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 to action."
About your nation
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
First post about your nation
Posted by Joseph O · July 08, 2013 2:30 PM