Canada just took one giant step for Indigenous rights

Tristan Ahtone

NEW YORK CITY—With painted faces, bowler hats, or in black business suits, hundreds of people listened intently on their United Nations’ issued interpreter headsets as Canada’s Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, addressed the UN on Tuesday. She was expected to make a big announcement on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

“I’m here to announce, on behalf of Canada, that we are now a full supporter of the declaration without...

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