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Government should be honest about its support for UN Indigenous rights resolution | Julius Melnitzer

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 9:58 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Why is it that after 150 years of persecuting our Aboriginal neighbours, we still insist on misleading them? Why do we keep shrouding their hopes in mist?

Justin Trudeau pleased many when Canada announced that it was a “full supporter” of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in May 2016. Put aside that came some 10 years after the General Assembly’s adoption of the declaration with a huge majority that featured Canada as one of only four naysayers.

If the truth...