Friday, September 14, 2007

More Canadian Colonialism

The Canadian settler state once again lived up to the name by voting against a non-binding U.N. General Assembly resolution recognizing indigenous rights.

Kind of makes me think of the reservations the Canadian state made when it ratified the convention on genocide many years ago -- anything which we couldn't deny doing to indigenous peoples in northern North America, we didn't want to be defined as genocide.

Here is a mainstream news article reporting the event -- a victory for indigenous peoples around the world, even if the four main British-descended settler nations showed their true colours in how they voted (from an email form A.L.). Here, here, and here are a few other bloggers objecting to the Canadian state's position.

Okay...I'm outta town for a few days, but I may get to post something short on Saturday, we'll see.

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