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.
I have never really been that political and I don’t think most Indigenous people are. We come from a very natural history in terms of living, communicating...