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    Canada & UNDRIP: Indigenous leaders respond to announcement

    Canadian Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced Canada’s full, unqualified support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP, or the UN Declaration) Tuesday morning at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

    Bennett said the UN Declaration will be implemented in accordance with section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, which she called a “robust framework” and “full box of rights”.

    The following is a collection of statements from Indigenous leaders in response to Canada’s announcement on the full implementation of UNDRIP:

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