The road to reconciliation starts with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 2019-10-08
And yet it remains the only international human rights standard in Canada still up for debate
By Sheryl Lightfoot , Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor in Political Science, Public Policy and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada concluded its work almost four years ago, it provided a road map for Canadians to follow. That road map, the 94 Calls to Action, aims to "revitalize the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian society" after more than 100 years of the traumatic and systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.