Call to Action #44


44. We call upon the Government of Canada to develop a national action plan, strategies, and other concrete measures to achieve the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


The government needs to create plans and strategies to deal with victimization of aboriginal people, and implement their rights such as the United Nations has declared.
-Referring back to recommendation #39, the proof is there to show that the government definitely needs to increase their planning to deal with the victimization of aboriginal peoples.
-The decision by the UN is important because it shows that not only Canada is concerned with aboriginal peoples rights, but in fact this is an international initiative. 
-The inclusions of the UN in this situation is key because many countries in the world have indigenous populations, and the fact that the UN stepped in for Canada means that they may step in for other countries as well.
-An interesting note is that only 4 countries voted against the UN’s declaration of 2007, those countries were the ones with the most prominent aboriginal populations. These countries were Canada, United States, New Zealand, and Australia. What does this say about these countries when their own governments vote against a document that calls for more rights for their aboriginal peoples?


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Compiled By: Matthew Fancy

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