Romeo Saganash on Indigenous rights, December 5, 2017

MP Romeo Saganash says his Bill C-262 would do away with colonialism toward Indigenous peoples in Canada
MP Romeo Saganash speaks at rally for Bill C-262 on Indigenous rights

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted in 2007. Its recurring theme is that Indigenous peoples have the right to dignity and self-determination, and that no actions regarding their persons or lands should be taken without their “free, prior and informed consent.” Canada became a signatory in 2014, but the government provided no legislative machinery to implement the declaration’s principles. MP Romeo Saganash, formerly an Indigenous leader from northern Quebec, drafted Bill C-262, which he says would ensure that Canada’s laws are consistent with the UN declaration. Saganash’s bill was debated in the House of Commons on December 5, 2017 and he spoke to it.

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