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Friday, April 03, 2009

Aussie government adopts UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples


The Aussie Government has officially adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) at ceremony in Parliament House. Australia was one of just four countries to vote against it in 2007, joining the United States, New Zealand and Canada.

Now, wonder if New Zealand will adopt UNDRIP and reverse its decision like Australia has done? Should it?

Though the Declaration is non-binding, NZ's endorsement would signal to the international community this country is serious about commitment to Indigenous Rights. So it has a political effect, not a legal effect.

Anyway I think this is a great video from Armand van Helden. Do you?

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