United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples : adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Canada

2016
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Since 2007, Canada had been one of only four member-countries of the United Nations to vote against and maintain a “permanent objector” status for a declaration aimed at enshrining rights for Indigenous Peoples worldwide along with the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. On May 9, 2016, Canada announced that it would adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a “non-legally binding aspirational document".

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