Canada removing objector status to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada will remove its permanent objector status to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (read the declaration here).

CBC News articleThe declaration — first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007 (read more about this here)— recognizes Indigenous people's basic human rights, as well as rights to self-determination, language, equality and land, among others.

More than 140 nations passed the UN declaration in 2007, but Canada — which had been involved in drafting it — initially opposed it, along with the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

 

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