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"First We Take Manhattan..."
Report by Grand Chief Edward John on the September 13, 2007 UN Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Document Archives: FNS / FNLC Press Releases and Documents re: UN Declaration

September 13, 2007: Passage of UN Declaration an historic day for Aboriginal people in Canada: Canada’s opposition a national disgrace and a stain on its international reputation

September 12, 2007: First Nations Leadership Council Urges Canada to Vote in Support of UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples [136 kb]

September 4, 2007: URGENT INFORMATION FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF ALL REGIONS - Report of the Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Steering Committee on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [482 kb]

August 9, 2007: First Nations Leadership Council Condemns Canada for Not Supporting UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 29, 2007: First Nations Leadership Council statement regarding the 1st anniversary of the UN Human Rights Council adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 29, 2007: Information on the April 21 – 22, 2007 North American Preparatory Session for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Information re: UNPFII Preparatory Session in Minneapolis [pdf]

February 14, 2007: First Nations Leadership Council letter to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in response to Canada’s 17th and 18th Periodic Reports to CERD [pdf]

RELATED (October, 2005): Implementation of Jurisprudence Concerning Indigenous Peoples [pdf]

January 11, 2007: First Nations Summit Letter to UN General Assembly President re: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [pdf]

November 28, 2006: Indigenous People's Caucus Press Release. "The Indigenous Caucus is shocked and outraged by the actions of the United Nations, who today failed to adopt the most important international instrument for the promotion and protection of human rights for Indigenous Peoples..." Read More... [pdf]

November 28, 2006: First Nations Leadership Council Troubled By Today's Vote at the United Nations Inaction on Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Inexcusable [pdf]

Ten good reasons to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [pdf]

Related, August 9th, 2006: First Nations Summit recognizes International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples