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Hobbema invites UN investigator to discuss human rights issues

United Nations expert investigator James Anaya visited Hobbema’s First Nations communities Thursday to look into human rights issues its members face.
As CBC's Silvana Benolich reports, youth violence, treaty violations and lack of consultation by the government were identified as the main issues facing community members. 2:19

United Nations expert investigator James Anaya visited Hobbema’s First Nations communities Thursday to look into human rights issues its members face.

As CBC’s SilvanaBenolich reports, youth violence, treaty violations and a lack of consultation on sweeping legislation were common complaints made by those who attended the meeting.

Anaya, who is on a week-long Canadian mission, will report his findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council next September.

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