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Indigenous political and United Nations links

Political and United Nations and Government views
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society: http://www.ammsa.com/content/home
Association of Canadian Archivists (2007). Aboriginal Archives Guide: http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/Outreach_attachments/Aboriginal_Archives_English_WEB.pdf
“CASTS (Canadian Aboriginal Science & Technology Society) (conference summer 2003)
Dakar Framework for Action Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitments cited in UNESCO 2007
Ewen, A. (1994). Voice of Indigenous peoples: Native people address the United Nations. San Te Fe, New Mexico: Clear Light Publishers. http://www.scottlondon.com/reviews/ewen.html
US Department of Education (HO29K70133) and Washington state University: Diverse Voices: Native Perspectives in Human Service Delivery”

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


This is a great resource for teachers and students to find out more information about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Stating that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such.

Cultural Survival

Daniel mentioned Cultural Survival Indigenous Rights Radio in his module 1 weblog entries, which prompted me to take a look. The organization Cultural Survival “partners with Indigenous communities to defend their lands, languages, and cultures”. Interestingly, Cultural Survival claims to have consultative status with the United Nations and there are some great success stories on the site. The organization claims that its publication, Cultural Survival Quarterly, “provides the world’s most comprehensive source of information about indigenous groups, chronicling the problems that confront 600 million native peoples”.

1.3: United Nations vs. Canada (United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues)

This site is useful for learning about official UN positions on a plethora of indigenous issues. Among the available documents is the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was supported by the vast majority of UN members in 2007. This declaration was opposed by  four developed nations with significant indigenous populations: Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. If Canadians vote in a new government October 19th, should Canada and will Canada reconsider its opposition?