“There is much work to be done to realize Indigenous human rights at the local, regional, national and international levels.”

National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Assembly of First Nations

“For decades, First Nations children and families have experienced deep levels of discrimination and often endured it alone. Thanks to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and many others, that is beginning to change.”

Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director 

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

“At the end of the day, Indigenous peoples want assurance that there will be results, that they have been heard and that there will be real changes to discriminatory policies or practices. Trust in the process is key.”

Abram Benedict, Grand Chief

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

“The CHRC is uniquely placed to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations. In fact, as a human rights body, it has an obligation to do so.”

Kim Pate, Executive Director

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies