Ottawa won’t adopt UNDRIP directly into Canadian law: Wilson-Raybould

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould called the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) into Canadian law “unworkable” in a statement to the Assembly of First Nations today.

During a speech to the AFN’s annual general assembly in Niagara Falls this morning, Wilson-Raybould, a member of the We Wai Kai Nation in B.C., described a cut-and-paste approach to making UNDRIP compatible with domestic laws an overly simplistic and...

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