Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says he’s “deeply concerned” that the Harper government has rejected the UN Human Rights Council’s call for Canada to develop a national action plan to end violence against Indigenous women.
The Harper government says the request by the UN rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is under consideration.
The Harper government continues to prevent the UN special rapporteur on Indigenous peoples from visiting Canada.
Aglukkaq says Aboriginal people "hunt everyday" rejects United Nations Rapporteur as "ill-informed and patronizing academic"
Indigenous people in Canada don’t face food security issues because “they hunt every day,” said Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq in the House of Commons Wednesday as she fended off opposition attacks fueled by the findings of the UN special rapporteur on food issues.
The Canadian government says that Aboriginal education is a priority.
A small delegation from the Lil’wat and the St’at’imc First Nation are heading to the Big Apple.
Canada has taken an “untenable position” on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, says the United Nations official tasked with investigating Indigenous issues around the world.
The federal government is still examining “how to best formalize” its endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but appears to stand by its position outlined during debates last week at the UN Human Rights Council that collective rights to not equate to human rights.