Tag Archives: UNDR’I’P

‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

“A landmark decision released…by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the ‘Jumbo Glacier’ resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’. 

“The ‘nation’ was fighting the approval of a ski resort in an area held ‘sacred’ to them and had argued that allowing the mega-project ‘Jumbo Glacier Resort’ to go ahead would irreparably harm their spiritual beliefs and practices — a violation of their charter right to religious freedom.
{For the background, see below…}

“The ruling came out before the sun came up over the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’ on Thursday morning, located more than 3,000 kilometres away from the Supreme Court of Canada, in southeastern B.C.. Continue reading ‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

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‘Embracing the U.N. At Canada’s Expense’

“A day after the Canadian government said it was fully endorsing the UN ‘Declaration on the Rights of ‘Indigenous’ Peoples’ (UNDR‘I’P), Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly ‘First Nations’ {a ‘nation’ of 220 people} and Chief Lynette Tsakoza of the Prophet River ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 249 people} said in a joint news release the move was ‘a hypocrisy in the making’.” 

“Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould also delivered a speech on the opening day at the ‘UN Permanent Forum’ WHICH CALLED ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO MAKE ‘INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ THE FOCUS OF THIS CENTURY.” ERBLEmbracingtheU.N.atCanada'sExpense800x800“‘Indigenous’ Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said…Canada would fully embrace the UN ‘Declaration on the Rights of ‘Indigenous’ Peoples’ (UNDR‘I’P) and remove its “permanent objector status” to the document.  Continue reading ‘Embracing the U.N. At Canada’s Expense’