At the Pine Project we’re aiming to make a habit of heeding calls to action from First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities as we prioritize learning more about the history and present day conditions of their relationship with the government.
Following the discovery of the mass grave of children at the Kamloops Residential school, a number of us at the Pine Project sent letters to government officials to let them know that we’re paying attention to what actions they do or don’t take, and to apply pressure on the government to fully implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.
Many victories that benefit people have been won by actively sharing our opinions with our local representatives and ministers in this way. They won’t know what their constituents think unless it’s communicated, and so we’d like to invite you to take this simple action along with us. To that end, we’ve created a form letter below which you can copy and paste or tailor to your desire — just be sure to sign your own name and to insert the correct representative’s name.
You can find your local MP and their contact info here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en
For maximal impact, you may also want to send your letter to: The Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada; the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Minister for Indigenous Services, and the Office of the Prime Minister.