Saturday, November 13, 2010

Endorsing UN First Nations Rights

The Tories have endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, three years after it passed the General Assembly. Back then, not only did we not vote for it, Canada voted against it! And us being one of the countries in the world that usually takes pride in our Aboriginal culture. It's still better late than never. The life of First Nations in reserves is far from being the best and there are problems which need to be tackled. What we will see now is if the Conservatives will act on the signing of the Declaration. Probably not, because the agreement is non-binding and it's an easy way to gain popularity without doing anything.
Canada has finally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Harper government announced the endorsement Friday after a meeting between Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, John McNee, and the president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Read more at the Toronto Star.
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