START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Northern Leaders Slam Canada's Rejection of UN Native Rights Declaration & 4 Other Countries


Society & Culture  (tags: first nations, Human Rights, united nations, stephen harper, indigenous peoplesculture, freedoms )

Cheryl
- 2659 days ago - cbc.ca
Aboriginal & northern leaders say Canada's opposition Thursday to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has marred the country's reputation in the international community. This is the 2nd time by Canada's PM Harper



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 5:46 pm
Harper does not represent me...................................................
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 5:47 pm
or me
 

Val L. (23)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 6:22 pm
or me
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 6:32 pm
only Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Australia dissenting abstained. This is Harpers 2nd time, I posted it last year think and made front page. He declined for the disabled as well at the UN. While we say he doesn't represent us, unforuntatley he does for Canadians as long as the not so little bushite is still in power. As for the other countries this has been ongoing as well, first I heard of New Zeland.
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 6:52 pm
If you are not going to note it because we don't want Harper (who is our pm) and does represent us until out of office, THEN STAND UP FOR FIRST NATIONS AND INDIGEIOUS PEOPLES WORLDWIDE, IT GETS ON THE FRONT PAGE IT GOES OUT TO 35,000 THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS, MOST NOT MAIN STREAM AS WELL AS PEOPLE, IT'S ANOTHER ACTIVIST TOOL, USE IT PLEASE, HE PULLED THIS LAST YEAR AS WELL AS DISABLED, AND WHAT DID CANADIANS DO, NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING.
 

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Thursday September 13, 2007, 7:29 pm
sorry I forgot to note thanks for pointing it out to me Sunshine........
 

Candee Wadsworth (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 1:45 pm
might I point out that the UN Declaration passed anyway, despite the opposition from the US Canada, New Zealand and Austrialia. Yeah! Now if only the governments will listen and follow
 

Candee Wadsworth (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 1:46 pm
Might I point out that the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights passed anyway, despite nos fro US, Canada, New Zealand and Austrailia Yeah!
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:00 pm
yes it did, what about the countries that voted NO, what about the problems in these countries some long standing and countining and some who consistently ignore the UN on many declarations to the determent of MILLIONS..

http://www.care2.com/news/member/956805373/481487
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:16 pm
New Zealand stood alone in voting against the resolution. The nations that neither supported nor objected were Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, Samoa, and Ukraine.
A DAY FOR CELEBRATION FOR SURE, 25 YEARS, WHAT ABOUT THE COUNTRIES WHO IGNORE UN TREATIES, CANADA AND US AMONG THEM, I HOPE THIS MAKES SOME DRAMATIC CHANGES
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Friday September 14, 2007, 5:47 pm
htat didn't copy right, HERE:

with 143 voting in favor, WHY = 4 against, and 11 abstaining. =The United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand stood alone in voting against the resolution. The nations that neither supported nor objected were Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, Samoa, and Ukraine.
A DAY FOR CELEBRATION FOR SURE, 25 YEARS, WHAT ABOUT THE COUNTRIES WHO IGNORE UN TREATIES, CANADA AND US AMONG THEM, I HOPE THIS MAKES SOME DRAMATIC CHANGES
 

nurith k. (93)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 1:28 am
isn't it strange, that all those white goverments of countries opposed to sign, where native people live??? i don't think they are afraid, i think they are just greedy ( and absolutly disgusting, by the way!!). they want those little pieces of native land that still is the property of the native people to destroy and rape it, for their own financial benefit. how come, that people with this kind of attitude against the rightful owners of the whole country can be in the position of rulers at all??? more than 500 years of abusing native rights and property and still not ashamed of it??? THIS REALLY IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 8:50 am
I agree nurith k.
Noted ! and thank you Sunshine for the article .
Happy it passed sad to think any country would be against the rights of the indigenous people .
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2007, 7:43 am
I am furious with NZ stance and I know most Maori are. The NZ goverment certainly showed its cowardice in taking a stance with US, Canada, and Australia.
The alliance was obvious at APEC. Helen Clarke (PM,NZ) took a weak stance on climate change, against the majority of NZers who are proud of our clean green image. She happily rubbed shoulders with George W. Bush, and John Howard.
The US foreign Minister has spent the last week here with her, negotiating "free trade" deals with the US, apparently it will improve relations and our national security. You all have heard that one before right? She is compromising what the general public feels, and now we have her sucking up to the same at the UN.
Most reports state that "NZ voted against" this isn't correct. NZ does not sit on the UN council, so has no right to vote. How convenient for this situation. What she did do, and this is the worst part, is vocally raise objection to it, and support the stance of Canada, Australia and the US. There was no consultation with Maori , before issuing her objection, although we have a treaty that legally requires her to do so. Her lack of consultation is nothing new though.
The Press here in NZ has been quiet on the issue. We have one national newspaper, whiich gives the goverment retort to the outrage of Maori Leaders. The statemenr is issued by her own personal Maori lap-dog, who dismisses his own culture as having our "heads in the clouds"

http://www.care2.com/news/submitted?saved=482738

its his response to criticism by our Maori Leaders

http://www.care2.com/news/member/970775777/482351

Thanks for the post, nated, Peace!
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.