Dale Swampy: UNDRIP will slow, not hasten Indigenous development – Financial Post

Dale Swampy: UNDRIP will slow, not hasten Indigenous development – Financial Post

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202164 Views

We need our leaders and politicians to work on removing barriers to Indigenous economic development, not adding to them

Late last year, the federal government introduced legislation — Bill C-15 — to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). While the affirmation of Indigenous rights is always welcome, the legislation as currently drafted is likely to have negative impacts on the many Indigenous communities that rely on resource development as a source of jobs, business contracts and own-source revenues. Symbolic gestures of reconciliation should not come at the expense of food on the table for Indigenous peoples.

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