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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada (along with three other good old-fashioned white colonial settler nations: USA, Australia & New Zealand) voted no. 143 other countries voted yes, so it passed anyways.

Wait... we voted no? To a non-binding declaration?

Yup, that's right: "No rights for you!"

Um. What gives the Canadian state the right to dictate who get rights anyways?

JJ is right, it is embarrassing, but unsurprising.

1 comment:

katerade =) said...

I'm so glad to see stuff like this out there! I work for a company that is trying to save dying cultures through music art and film. 90% of languages and music will completely die out in one generation if we don't do something. These cultures have such rich value. We gotta do something!

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