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UN Declaration Myths & Misrepresentations
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A newly updated handout (PDF) from the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, of which CFSC is a member, is here to help explain why so much of what is circulating in the media and on social media about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is, to put it politely… wrong.

All sorts of misinformation is out there, from a lack of understanding that the Declaration is based on universal principles and doesn’t create new rights for Indigenous peoples, to a failure to recognize that it does not create absolute veto powers, to the false idea that the Declaration could somehow undermine existing rights of Indigenous peoples, including Treaty rights.

UN Declaration Myths & Misrepresentations

Download the fact sheet (PDF)