Thursday, September 13, 2007

Canada votes against UN native rights declaration

How the heck did this happen?

From Phil Fontaine: "It's an aspirational document, neither convention nor treaty," he said. "We're talking here about minimum standards that relate to our right to self-rule of our territories."

I almost hear the sounds of another "day of action."

Addition: Here is a well informed, well written blog on the topic (thanks to Stephen Karr @ Business and Human Rights in Vancouver).

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