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.”

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