Well, that was certainly unexpected.. In her much anticipated Speech from the Throne, Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean stated the following: “We are a country with an Aboriginal heritage. A growing number of states have given qualified recognition to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Our Government will take steps to […]
The Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently issued its first-ever report on The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, all 370 million of them. Written by seven independent experts — all of them indigenous, according to GlobalPost — chapter topics include self-determination, cultural diversity, health, education, and the environment.