Friday, September 7

Montreal protest calls for Canadian support of UN aboriginal treaty

Members of Quebec Native Women Inc. led a protest Friday in Montreal to call on the federal government to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The solidarity walk, outside a federal building in downtown Montreal, comes less than a week before the UN is expected to ratify the declaration on rights and freedoms for Aboriginal Peoples.

The Canadian government has refused to support the declaration, reversing the decision of the previous Liberal government, saying the draft is flawed and open to broad interpretation.


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