UNDRIP

You’d think they could come up with a better acronym, yes?

This week, Andrew Roman posted his three-part analysis of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It’s in his usual vein: informed, analytical, and unemotional. I recommend it for when you have a few minutes. Here’s the lead-in.

In these three posts I will make three points:

      1. Contrary to popular misconception, UNDRIP does not give Canadian indigenous peoples a veto over government approval of pipeline or other resource projects;
      2. The BC government’s claim to be the first province to have enshrined UNDRIP into BC law is premature, as it has not done that; and
      3. UNDRIP should not be enshrined into Canadian federal or provincial law because that would do more harm than good to First Nations (FNs) and to Canadians generally.
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2 Responses to UNDRIP

  1. Roman’s analysis would be the un-UNDRIP, I suppose. Thanks for this useful reference!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Do the two “un’s” cancel each other? Maybe not . . . 🙂 Glad you liked the piece. I always appreciate Roman’s analysis.

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