Bill Casey

Your member of parliament for


Cumberland-Colchester

Bill Casey

Your member of parliament for


Cumberland-Colchester

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does C-391 support the Government of Canada's objectives in relation to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

Furthers the objectives of articles 11 and 12 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which the Government of Canada has pledged to implement.
How does C-391 address the Call to Action from the Truth and Reconcillation Commission?

Call to Action #67 recommended implementation of the UNDRIP and a national review of Canadian museum policies and practices to determine their compliance with the UNDRIP. C-391 would advance this goal.
How is the repatriation of Indigenous cultural property currently handled?

Many museums have their own policies, but there is no uniform or standard framework in Canada.
Does C-391 require museums or private collectors to return cultural property?

No. C-391 is meant to encourage and support voluntary repatriation through the establishment of a national strategy.