Bill could give Crees more leverage to protect land, culture
A bill tabled in Ottawa on January 28th could give Crees more leverage in their negotiations with industry and government. MP Romeo Saganash tabled a private members bill that would require federal laws to be compatible with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which calls for equal treatment and a recognition that aboriginal people have the right to maintain their distinct culture. Abel Bosum, Chief Neotiator for the Crees, says getting a private member's bill passed is a long shot but worth trying. He explained what it could mean to the Crees in this interview with Joshua Loon.
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