10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – No Reason for Canada to Celebrate

(Turtle Island/Tuesday September 12, 2017) September 13th 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of
the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a universal legal
framework, which acknowledges the inherent collective human rights of the approximately 370
million Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Whilst a few celebrations of this anniversary are taking
place in Canada organized together with establishment organizations who do not represent the
grassroots Indigenous Peoples who are the proper title and rights holders, it is questionable, if the
country has anything to celebrate about. According to the latest periodic report of the UN
Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD),
Indigenous Peoples in Canada are still facing systematic racial discrimination in the enjoyment
of their inherent rights.

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