The Government of “Canada” is determined to oppose the United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, joining other colonial powers also opposing the motion, such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand. “Canada’s” opposition was announced in Parliament by Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Jim Prentice. Ironically, just a few short weeks ago, Phil Fontaine, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, had praised Jim Prentice on CBC News as someone who was sensitive to the situation of aboriginal peoples in “Canada,” as someone who was very knowledgeable, “someone we can work with”–comments made by Fontaine as he opposed the Six Nations protesters in Caledonia. Fontaine’s reward for loyalty? Nothing.
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