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Sean Carleton

CBC Indigenous: Advocates denounce Chrétien-era bid to weaken UN Indigenous rights declaration

January 22, 2024 — 

They asked three other countries to join them, but none did. Norway was “non-committal,” the U.S. joined as an observer only, and New Zealand asked to “remain at arms-length for domestic reasons,” the papers say.

Sean Carleton, a historian at the University of Manitoba, said the documents provide important evidence to back what Indigenous leaders long argued and suspected.

“These documents help us see the disjuncture between the ways Canada presents itself on the world stage and what it’s doing behind closed doors,” he said.

“There’s a disingenuous nature to the way that Canada presents itself and the work that it does to facilitate ongoing colonization.”

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