Tiny House Warriors Sustainable Solutions in the path of Pipeline

“After Canada and three other countries opposed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), in November 2010, the government issued explicit support for the principles. It wasn't until May of last year that the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announced that Canada would fully support the declaration.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been vocal about the federal government’s commitment to implementing UNDRIP and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 calls to action.

So what exactly does "support" for UNDRIP and committment to the TRC's calls to action look like on the ground?

For Kanahus Manuel, the pipeline expansion promises to devastate 518-km of unceded Secwepemc territory, violating her Nation's human rights and going back on promises to uphold the TRC. Of the 46 articles included in UNDRIP, six discuss a government's obligation to seek consent from Indigenous Nations whose lives and lands may be affected by decisions, she said.”

Please continue reading at article source.

Article Source: www.nationalobserver.com

Connect with us

IPMG Organizing Partners

Tebtebba
1 Roman Ayson Road, Baguio City 2600, Philippines
Tel. No. +63 74 444-7703 / Tex Fax +63 74 443-9459
Website: www.tebtebba.org
Email: tebtebba@tebtebba.org

International Indian Treaty Council
2940 16th Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Website: www.iitc.org
Email: info@treatycouncil.org

Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development © Copyright 2017.

Search