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UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - Obama considering signing UN treaty
Canada News Wire CNW ^ | April 23, 2010 | na

Posted on 05/04/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT by prisoner6

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - AFNQL and several human rights organizations urge Canada to endorse the Declaration unconditionally

KAHNAWAKE, QC, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, during the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), intervened, on behalf of the AFNQL, AFN and other human rights organizations, to welcome Canada's first steps toward the endorsement of the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples. This joint statement he read from stated: "we request the government to instantly adopt this vital human rights instrument without qualifications".

To this effect, during the dialog between the North American States and Indigenous groups, Chief Picard added that "the Declaration sets out minimum standards with respect to rights that the States must respect. The government must ensure that the laws of Canada, including the Indian Act, comply with the Declaration and not vice versa". On April 20, a Canadian representative declared that the government would endorse the Declaration, as per the Speech from the Throne on March 3, that is to say "in full respect of the Constitution and the laws of Canada".

The declaration was endorsed by a majority vote of 143 countries at the UN General Assembly in September 2007. Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia were the only four to vote against. Since then, the governments of Australia and New Zealand have changed their position in favour of the Declaration. The Obama Administration also announced it is reconsidering the issue.

At the UN, Chief Picard took advantage of his presence at the UN to meet with other Indigenous world leaders as well as various organizations advocating for human rights and the rights of Indigenous peoples. "This one full day has allowed us to meet with our international contacts and demonstrate that First Nations are closely watching over the federal government," said Chief Picard.


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: indians; native; treaty
Jim Quinn - Qunn and Rose radio program WPGH 104.7 Pittsburgh- has been talking about this but I can't find his source and I can't find a thread here so I thought I'd post what I could.

Basically the Obama administration is (re)considering a UN treaty that would return most if not all on the US to "indigious peoples" or I assume make reparations.

The key phrase in this article is

The Obama Administration also announced it is reconsidering the issue.

Anyone else have details?

prisoner6

1 posted on 05/04/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: admin
If this is a duplicate or banned source would you please delete? Thanks.

prisoner6

2 posted on 05/04/2010 6:37:55 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

He can sign away everything, it means nothing.


3 posted on 05/04/2010 6:37:59 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: prisoner6
I found this, dated 20 April 2010:

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

4 posted on 05/04/2010 6:42:39 AM PDT by Lorica
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To: Tarpon
The "indigenous people" in North America actually have a "barcode" (or MTDNA marker) to identify them.

Should be a trivial problem to find them all and give America back to them.

I hope you all give a good round of applause to your new landlords ~ the Clovis Culture!

Oh, BTW, the Yakuts/Sakha in Russia have many members with that marker, as do the Berbers, a small tribe in Subsaharan Africa, and the Laplanders!

Those other guys are just illegal aliens!

5 posted on 05/04/2010 6:43:48 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: prisoner6

If John Bolton voted against it- and if obama now wants to vote for it- it must be bad.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 6:47:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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To: Lorica
Thanks!

prisoner6

7 posted on 05/04/2010 6:48:08 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: muawiyah

I guess the good news is - if we are all illegal aliens, the indigenous people have to give us all free education, medical care, jobs and housing, and celebrate our culture too


8 posted on 05/04/2010 6:49:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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To: prisoner6

bump


9 posted on 05/04/2010 6:51:27 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: silverleaf

Brilliant!


10 posted on 05/04/2010 6:52:11 AM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: Lorica
the President appointed my colleague, Kimberly Teehee, as his Native American policy advisor

I am SO trying to not comment on the name.

prisoner6

11 posted on 05/04/2010 6:52:27 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: silverleaf
Dittos on the BILLIANT!

When do I get my free healthcare and free cheese?

prisoner6

12 posted on 05/04/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

Exactly who is indigenous? Even so-called Native Americans came here via the Siberian land bridge. This appears to be directed at those nasty white European colonialists.


13 posted on 05/04/2010 6:58:46 AM PDT by kabar
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To: prisoner6

Apparently Australia signed on some time ago, and now people who can claim 1/64 Aborigine blood are filing challenges and shutting down multi-million dollar real estate developments (basically holding them hostage for racial extortion purposes). The consequences need to be considered.

On the plus side though, cigarettes will be pretty damned cheap when we are all just one big Indian reservation. (We might actually prefer that to living under the Obama Regime)


14 posted on 05/04/2010 7:02:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: prisoner6

The President can sign any treaty he wants to, but under the Constitution it isn’t binding until it’s ratified by the Senate.


15 posted on 05/04/2010 7:13:28 AM PDT by RonF
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To: silverleaf
Well, you would be wrong. I think the AGE OF THE LAPLANDER has just begun ~ and it won't be pretty.

The diet ~ lingonberries and reindeer (and fish on special occasions). The transportation ~ sled. GLOBAL WARMING IS OVER!

You will learn to enjoy throat singing, drums and trumpets.

The Mohawk have more than their fairshare of the appropriate "shared MTDNA strand" and they have been into this "ceremonial cannibalism" thing. It may come back!

A different world Fur Shur, and all the Liberals will learn to do hard labor on pig farms.

16 posted on 05/04/2010 7:40:05 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: muawiyah
What about Lutefisk?

prisoner6

17 posted on 05/04/2010 7:48:55 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: muawiyah

Europe belongs to the Basques? I don’t want my share - too much of a liability.


18 posted on 05/04/2010 8:03:50 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Global Warming™ - Too big to fail.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Send the illegals back to Turkey and Iraq where they came from.


19 posted on 05/04/2010 8:20:21 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: prisoner6
Now that's an idea.

Of note ~ I grew up in Indianapolis. The place was heavily German but it also had more than its fair share of Danes but no one knew the real words for the stuff they fed us in school. Had something to do with WWI and suppression of German and German-like kultur!

I was over 50 before I realized that the school cafeteria "fish" was actually lutefisk!

Ain't bad, but it ain't good either!

Most of the current world supply of lutefisk is "created" in secret Scanderhoovian laboratories hidden around the MSPL metro region.

20 posted on 05/04/2010 8:24:13 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: prisoner6
Who was that guy on that clip that Glenn Beck likes to play that says,

"Give them the money. Give them the money."

Isn't he talking about native Americans/Indians/Whatever?

21 posted on 05/04/2010 9:32:56 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: muawiyah
school cafeteria "fish" was actually lutefisk!

I feel your pain, LOL!

prisoner6

22 posted on 05/04/2010 9:35:27 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: sportutegrl
That was the Jolly Green Jobs Czar(ho,ho,ho) Van Jones! You are correct!

prisoner6

23 posted on 05/04/2010 9:37:18 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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