A call has been raised for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to unconditionally endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In the March throne speech, Harper said Canada would endorse the declaration, but only according to it’s own constitution and laws. Aboriginal groups are opposed to Harper’s condition because they think it will limit the scope of the declaration.
Ellen Gabriel, president of Quebec Native Women Inc., expressed concerns about the federal government’s announcement.
National Indigenous Peoples Day which takes place on June 21 and the wider National Indigenous History Month in June is a significant time for Indigenous...