UNDRIP turns 10 this year, celebration at United Nations in New York

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday in New York.

Tom Fennario
APTN National News
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday in New York.

The document sets out the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world including Canada, that for years fought against endorsing it.

And some say Canada has some catching up to do.

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Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

1 thought on “UNDRIP turns 10 this year, celebration at United Nations in New York

  1. The continued genocidal policies which prevailed during the 60’s scoop for the Residential School children, has morphed into the present day Child Protective Services. And Canada’s position to sign on to the Declaration becomes mere window dressing for the world to view.

    It’s been years the UN has held genocidal complaints against Canada, demanding the return of ALL Native children across the country and the refusal of Band cards is no excuse for the kidnapping of ALL Our Native children. Cultural assimilation is a continued mandate by government decision makers, whose policies are implemented thru INAC.

    It’s time to shut down ALL government programs designed to FORCIBLY assimilate Native Peoples into mainstream society. Canada losing their seat on the Security Council was the FIRST SANCTION Canada received from the World Body at the UN. Canada’s cross-boarder trade is now in jeopardy.

    As President Trump decided to impose stricter tariffs on trade, which has been implemented by Executive Order, thereby enabling First Nations Peoples to challenge the theft of Our Natural Resources and the destruction of Our Way of Life, based on their own corporate interests. This assertion is part of a complaint filed with the UN by a Treaty Status Tyendinaga Mohawk family. Based on this history and the documented facts submitted by the Treaty Status Tyendinaga Mohawk family to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, charges of Crimes Against Humanity MUST be pursued and monetary sanctions imposed, including the seizure of financial holdings; both Foreign and Domestic by Canadian profiteers. Given the fact that it would provide ample monies to commence, as well as, the funding necessary to complete a National Inquiry into the MISSING AND MURDERED WOMEN and GIRLS.

    Let’s NOT celebrate inaction at this time.

    Future Generations Count on Us RIGHT NOW!
    Ona.

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