Petition to Justin Trudeau, Carolyn Bennett, Marc Miller
Call for a National Day of Mourning for the Lost Children of Residential School
FrançaisCall for a National Day of Mourning Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc confirmed on Thursday May 27, 2021 the remains of 215 lost loved ones, children, had been found on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The tragedy is unimaginable. Survivors of residential schools and their families carry the burden of this tragedy and it is due time that Canada as a whole also share this burden . These deaths impact every person in this land and so it’s important that we all come together to mourn. That’s why we are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Marc Miller, and Minister Carolyn Bennett to call for a National Day of Mourning. The legacy and history of residential schools is lived each day by mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of the loved ones lost. All Canadians should take time to reflect on this dark chapter in history and extend a hand of support, understanding and love to all those that need it at this time. To mourn together is to heal together. Let us all come together to remember all those impacted by the horrors of the genocide committed on these young souls, and let’s do so in the spirit of true reconciliation. Reconciliation is rooted in a collective recognition of the terrible truths about the lost children of residential schools, and in a broad awareness of the responsibility we all bear to never forget or allow it to happen again to anyone, anywhere. I respectfully ask Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to call for a National Day of Mourning for the lost children of residential school and the 215 lost loved ones found by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, and ask Minister Marc Miller and Minister Carolyn Bennett to support the community in their healing, and care for the lost children of this genocide. Please email or tweet this call to: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JustinTrudeau The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Email: Marc.Miller@parl.gc.ca Twitter: @MarcMillerVM The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Email: email@example.com Twitter: @Carolyn_Bennett
Petition to Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Stand with Georgina Island First Nation to Protect the Lake Simcoe Watershed
Imagine not being able to drink from your tap water for over 2 years and finding out that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) received a proposal that will dump over 40 million litres of treated sewage daily into your only source of water. This is exactly what the people of Georgina Island First Nation (GIFN) have been dealing with. GIFN have been raising concerns about the impacts of the proposed Upper York Sewage Solutions treatment plant project on the Lake Simcoe watershed. The York Region municipality is claiming the project will have no adverse impacts on the Lake. In solidarity with GIFN, we are calling for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to explicitly reject the proposal as it stands. GIFN leadership objections centre around: The results presented in the Environmental Assessment only reflect studies conducted for a period of one year, meaning long term impacts on the ecosystem are not accounted for or considered The impact of pharmaceutical and personal care products on the water are unclear and no studies have been conducted on their impact on the Lake Simcoe watershed Traditional ecological knowledge of GIFN has not been incorporated No studies have been conducted on how the Lake and watershed will be affected overall by the developments in York Region and the waste and pollution that will be generated through this development. York Region has not submitted a project management plan for the UYSS project. It has been proposed that this plan will be completed upon approval. GIFN strongly disagrees with this approach and believes that the project management plan should be part of the EA. Furthermore there has been a lack of commitment from the Ministry to ensure the cleanup of the site of the Thane aluminium smelter, shut down in 1997, which is an illegal waste site that is contaminating groundwater and seeping into Lake Simcoe. Please sign this petition to urge the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to: Explicitly reject the Upper York Sewage Solutions project proposal as it stands and: Revisit the consultation process and actively seek the consent of GIFN Include rehabilitation of water infrastructure on Georgina Island Include clean-up of Thane smelter site
Petition to Jacques Frémont
Mandatory anti-oppression course at UOttawa
As students who live in the nation’s capital, we strongly believe the education system has failed us. While the secondary school system tells us lies about our country’s history and omits important information, we hope that the University of Ottawa will correct this systemic failure. Anti-oppression courses that enlighten students about Canada's historic and current role in racism against Black and Indigenous folks, should be mandatory for all University of Ottawa students, regardless of their faculty. Speaking from experience, courses with this subject matter have shed light and opened my eyes on systemic racism in Canada and every university student deserves to learn about this. As an educational institution situated on unceded Algonquin territory, the University of Ottawa has a duty to educate our future leaders about Canada's past and present role in systemic racism against Black and Indigenous folks. Please join us by signing this petition so we can send it to the President of the University of Ottawa. You don’t need to be a student of UOttawa, as long as you agree with what is being put forward.
Petition to Prime Minister of Canada
Stop the Canadian Governments legal battle with St. Annes Residential school survivors.
St Anne's residential school committed the most horrendous acts against survivors, like putting children in electric chairs, beating, forcing to eat vomit and committing physical, sexual and mental abuses. The Canadian government has spent $3.2 million fighting a group of Ontario residential school survivors in court over the course of the last decade. From Jan. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2020 total legal costs in the case against survivors of St. Anne's residential school, which was in Fort Albany, Ont., on James Bay, amounts to $3,231,000. "It just shows the ruthlessness of the federal government and the willingness of [Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister] Carolyn Bennett to go to the wall against people who suffered some of the worst crimes ever committed against children anywhere," said Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay.
Petition to Justin Trudeau
We Want an Indigenous-led Government of Canada
With Canada's upcoming election, it is a time to reflect on the past and present injustices done to Canada’s Indigenous people. The legacy of colonialism is lived to this day by Indigenous mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers that have survived all the genocide of the past, and which continues on today. While we must extend a hand of love and understanding, we must also be aware of the role that we play in supporting modern colonialism. The responsibility is on all of us to set things right. Whoever the elected candidate, we call on them to right their wrongs of the colonial government and begin the process of transferring stewardship of Canada back to Indigenous people. The process isn’t as difficult as it may seem, especially for those that are committed to truth and reconciliation. The truth is that the colonial government has no right over stolen land. The only true reconciliation is to give back the land and political control to the Indigenous people, who own this land by right and by birth. We call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to start the process of setting things right, and ask Minister Marc Miller and Minister Carolyn Bennett to offer their support. Whoever the elected Prime Minister may be, we will also be holding you accountable to doing much more than the previous administration. Please email or tweet this call to:The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of CanadaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @JustinTrudeau The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous ServicesEmail: Marc.Miller@parl.gc.caTwitter: @MarcMillerVM The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous RelationsEmail: email@example.comTwitter: @Carolyn_Bennett
Petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Justin Trudeau
Children of the Canadian Residential School System Memorial
If you visit Germany today you will find in Munich, Berlin, Nuremberg etc. memorials and educational museums that acknowledges the Holocaust and it’s victims. In Berlin there is a Memorial and Information Centre where the victims’ names are read aloud. With the discovery of the 215 children’s remains at the site of the Kamloops Residential School and further discoveries of unmarked graves at Cowessess, Saskatchewan and Cranbrook BC, it is clear that more needs to be done to acknowledge and pay respect to the children that were ripped from their homes and sent to Residential Schools where they were brutally treated, starved, sexually and physically assaulted leaving many broken or dead and affecting generations to follow. I am urging you to pressure the Canadian Government to build a Memorial on which, if possible, every name of every child taken from their homes and sent to Residential School be recorded. Perhaps then the people of Canada will be able to see that list, acknowledge the atrocities and healing can begin for all communities. A Memorial can also serve as a place where families of the children can go and feel that finally their loved ones have been seen. This has already been a TRC Call to Action since 2015 and hopefully your signature will help to push this government to act on it. Please sign and share. FYI: The painting displayed is by Canadian Cree artist Kent Monkman. It may seem disturbing to some but that was his point. To depict the truth.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, United Nations
Justice for #215Children
On Thursday May 27, 2021 news broke about the remains of 215 indigenous children as young as 3 years old at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. This school, one of several, was associated with, managed, directed and taught by the Catholic Church and the Canadian Government. It is estimated by scholars that there is more than 2500 and closer to 6000 children who died while attending these residential schools across Canada. We are sure that once a proper investigation is completed a much greater number will present itself. This will be the largest genocide discovery in Canadian history and we are calling on the Government of Canada to give Justice to the #215children who died while forced into the Residential School system. To date the Vatican refuses to apologize for this act of genocide and the Canadian government has not held one single person criminally responsible and we demand justice for the #215children SIGN NOW!!! DEMAND JUSTICE FOR #215CHILDREN!! Please email or tweet this call to: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JustinTrudeau The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Email: Marc.Miller@parl.gc.ca Twitter: @MarcMillerVN The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Email: email@example.com Twitter: @Carolyn_Bennett