My Canada includes rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Friday, October 02, 2009

UN Indigenous Human Rights
UN Indigenous Human Rights, Sept 30, 2009 HRC Discusses rights of Indigenous peoples and HR Bodies and Mechanisms -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First Peoples Human Rights Coalition Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM Reply-To: To: From the UN Press Release below: KENNETH DEER, of Indigenous World Association, said that they were dismayed that indigenous representatives who had travelled here over the weekend had not been able to get on the list of the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur because non-governmental organizations with a permanent presence had taken much of the speaking time available. Whenever possible, indigenous delegates had to be given the opportunity to represent themselves. ... MANON BOISCLAIR (Canada) said that Canada would like to reiterate its support for the important role of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people. Canada further noted with appreciation Mr. Anaya's resolve to focus his work on the core issues in specific countries and specific situations of allegations of human rights violations. The Special Rapporteur also rightfully highlighted the importance of the coordination with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and asked whether the Special Rapporteur continued to pursue his efforts in this area? Canada indicated that it would be interested to know if the Special Rapporteur also envisioned coordination with other bodies which dealt with individual complaints. Canada appreciated the Special Rapporteur's efforts to take a balanced approach on the delicate issue of the duty of States to consult with indigenous peoples on matters affecting their particular interests, and would be grateful for any views or guidance the Special Rapporteur may have to offer for situations where, despite efforts, consultations had reached an impasse.
(ie, where Indigenous communities in Canada have protested and blockaded and said "NO!" to planned developments like a uranium mine, sprawl development, etc) Phht!! Maybe CorporationCanada just needs to stop destroying the earth and its peoples for profit! There is no business to be done on a dead planet -David Brower

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Two Row Wampum Treaty

Two Row Wampum Treaty
"It is said that, each nation shall stay in their own vessels, and travel the river side by side. Further, it is said, that neither nation will try to steer the vessel of the other." This is a treaty among Indigenous Nations, and with Canada. This is the true nature of our relationships with Indigenous Nations of 'Kanata'.