Canada adopts UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples

Vice reported on Canada’s adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the previous government’s position.

Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at UBC worries about the continuing lack of laws to support the announcement.

“I’m waiting to hear, what are you actually going to do? How long can they keep asking for more time without actually changing anything? How long are people supposed to wait with no real change?” said Lightfoot.