Indigenous rights are human rights

Airdate : December 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST

The human rights conversation in Canada is inextricably linked to both the United Nations Declaration on the Rights on Indigenous Peoples and the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, both of which consider education as vital to preserving and strengthening Indigenous communities.

Even as the deaths of hundreds of previously unidentified Indigenous children at residential schools were confirmed earlier this year, reconciliation requires engagement and commitment. Are our collective efforts at reconciliation just lip service? And where do human rights, Indigenous rights, and our recovery efforts intersect?

On December 10, Human Rights Day coincides with the day the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 officially adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled to as a human being.

Jody Anderson, Director of Business Development at First Nations Finance Authority | Follow Jody on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Larry Rosia, President & CEO at Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Follow Larry on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Ashley Cummings, Indigenous Research Assistant, Inuit Advocate and student at Yukon University | Follow Ashley on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Bob Watts, VP of Indigenous Relations, Nuclear Waste Management Organization and Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University | Follow Bob on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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