Federal action plan for UNDRIP lacks input from rights holders, the treaty nations, says Crowchild

 By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Tsuut’ina Nation Councillor Regena Crowchild did not mark National Indigenous Peoples Day by celebrating the newly released United Nations Declaration Act Action Plan. She marked it in prayer in her southern Alberta community. “While our peoples are celebrating their culture and their identity, Canada is announcing this thing about the national plan. Their national plan,” said Crowchild. The national action plan announced June 21 supports implementation of Canada’s answer to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The plan comes two years after the UN Declaration Act (UNDA) became law in Canada. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald said that some First Nations did not support the action plan, and Tsuut’ina Nation counts itself among them….

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