Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug opposes federal government’s proposal to implement UNDRIP – CBC

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug opposes federal government’s proposal to implement UNDRIP – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202114 Views

Jan 26, 2021

First Nation says Bill C-15 relies on ‘false and racist premise’ that Canada ‘discovered’ the lands

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) is urging the Canadian government to begin dialogue with the First Nation in northwestern Ontario about its plans to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), saying the current proposal outlined in Bill C-15 is “based upon a false and racist premise.”

Chief Donny Morris, who went to jail in 2008 along with five others from KI for protesting mineral exploration on their lands, sent a letter outlining his concerns to the Prime Minister on January 20, adding his voice to a number of Indigenous leaders across the country that have opposed the federal government’s long-awaited attempt to implement UNDRIP.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/ki-rejects-federal-undrip-bill-1.5887344

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