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Canada to accept UNDRIP fully at United Nations Indigenous gathering


Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould addressed the United Nations Permanenent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York yesterday calling for a new relationship between Indigenous Nations and the nation-state of Canada – one without the Indian Act.

The minister praised the liberal government for the advances they have made to embrace reconcilliation with First Nations, Inuit and Metis people in Canada.

Indigneous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is expected today to make a historic announcement regarding Canada’s position on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

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