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

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 Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is calling on the world body to confront colonial legacies and help rebuild communities for the world's Aboriginal Peoples.

Wilson-Raybould says the declaration and the work of the UN should...

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