Canada to reposition itself on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, left, and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett speak on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (Adrian Wyld, CP)

OTTAWA — Canada is signalling it plans to embrace the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People — even as the federal government remains under fire for the dire conditions plaguing the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation.

In her speech to the UN, Justice...

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