CKUT News Header for May 10, 2016 featuring Amanda Lickers from Reclaim Turtle Island. Today’s headline: Canada changing its position on UNDRIP. Feature art by Christi Belcourt of the Onaman Collective, mentioned in Amanda’s interview.
On May 9, 2016 Carolyn Bennett Canada’s Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announced that Canada will change its position and sign onto the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, implementing the declaration within Canada for a renewed relationship with Indigenous communities.
The declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007. Bennett argued at the at the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that this action will dismantle Section 35 of the Constitution Act.
Indigenous communities have been talking about what this means for the future of our Nations and, in particular, for their relationships with the Canadian state around resource extraction and consent.
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