UNDRIP, MMIWG action plan on the way, feds tell First Nation chiefs – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201928 Views

December 4, 2019

Twenty four hours after B.C. Premier John Horgan was lauded by First Nation chiefs for adopting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Justice Minister David Lametti said Canada would soon do the same.

Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett says she felt “real excitement” among First Nations in B.C. after the bill’s passing, and that it represents a significant step in decolonizing the country’s justice system.

“It recognizes the relationship and the everlasting partnership between a provincial government and Indigenous peoples,” Bennett told reporters at the Assembly of First Nations gathering in Ottawa.

Lametti said UNDRIP may be legislated by 2020 giving the first concrete date for the proposal.

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