AFN Chief Calls for Implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Everyone should be calling for the implementation of UNDRIP; the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) confirms the natural right of indigenous people, and all people for that matter, to freely determine their own political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development;

And, confirms the lawful obligations of states to assist the people in realising their rights of self-determination and autonomy and self-government as well as ways and means to finance the peoples’ autonomous functions.

And, for states to provide redress and restitution of cultural, intellectual, religious and spiritual property taken without their free, prior and informed consent or in violation of their laws, traditions and customs.

And, to bring to an end all forms of discrimination and oppression;
And, to be based on principles of justice, democracy, non-discrimination, good faith and respect for human rights;

The people shall govern.

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