First Nations Chiefs Urged To Consider ‘All Options’ On Adoption Of UN Declaration

There is only one option to consider: Autonomy and self-determination without interference by the bar or government; in peace

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Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde says "all options" are on the table as Indigenous peoples push the Canadian government to adopt the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples during closing remarks to First Nations chiefs in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Thursday. (CBC) Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde says “all options” are on the table as Indigenous peoples push the Canadian government to adopt the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples during closing remarks to First Nations chiefs in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Thursday. (CBC)

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July 15, 2016 / news.yahoo.com 

Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde urged chiefs to explore “all options” when pressing the Canadian government to adopt the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, two days after the country’s attorney general said it could not be adopted into Canadian law in its current form.

“We need to look at all options when it comes to our rights and title. We need to continue to look at ways of adopting and enforcing the UN declaration which also may include legislation,” Bellegarde…

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