A Brief History of Violence
A Brief History of Violence is a PSA Style Video Piece based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. This piece focuses on section 48ii & 49.
Settlement Agreement Parties and the United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples:
48. We call upon the church parties to the Settlement Agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who have not already done so, to formally adopt and comply with the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation. This would include, but not be limited to, the following commitments:
48 (ii). Respecting Indigenous peoples’ right to self- determination in spiritual matters, including the right to practise, develop, and teach their own spiritual and religious traditions, customs, and ceremonies, consistent with Article 12:1 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
49. We call upon all religious denominations and faith groups who have not already done so to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples, such as the Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2012Link to TRC Calls to Action