UN Committee calls for “comprehensive strategy” to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada
The United Nation’s highest body for combating racism is urging Canada to take comprehensive
action to end discrimination against Indigenous peoples.
In a report released this week, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
expressed concern over Canada’s failure to properly respect the land and Treaty rights of
Indigenous peoples, noting “the rigidly adversarial positions taken by Canada” in land negotiations
and that decisions over resource development are often made without proper consultation or the
consent of the affected peoples.