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Trudeau government moving forward on UNDRIP legislation, says minister – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201918 Views

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said law would be co-developed

Dec 04, 2019

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday that Ottawa is moving forward with proposed legislation on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Bennett said the proposed legislation would be co-developed with Indigenous representatives.

Watch Day 2 of the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly here:

“We are going to work together to co-develop UNDRIP legislation,” Bennett said in a speech to Assembly of First Nations chiefs gathered in Ottawa for their annual December meeting.

“There will only be a partnership if you feel it is a partnership. You are setting the path for decolonization and reconciliation.

The declaration sets minimum standards for how nation states should deal with Indigenous peoples.

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