Canada has opposed the United Nations Draft Declaration of Indigenous Rights

On June 29, 2006, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a Draft Declaration of Indigenous Rights. The Declaration affirms the right of self-determination of Indigenous Peoples, including the right to traditional territory and resources, and the right of Indigenous Peoples to oversee their own education in their own languages. It was passed by a vote of 30-2-- Russia joining Canada in opposition to the Declaration.
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