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Northern Chiefs speak at United Nations – My Prince George Now

Apr. 21st, 2019

B.C. Chiefs are headed to the United Nations this week to speak at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

A delegation of 10 to 12 Union of BC Chiefs representatives, will be in New York speaking from Monday to Friday on the importance of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

One of the speakers, Chief Na’mocks Hereditary Chief the Wet’suwet’en said right now Canada’s support of UNDRIP is just words and there needs to be proof they are upholding it.

“Canada keeps saying they have this wonderful relationship with indigenous peoples in our country and it’s just not true, their actions have proven it.”

Na’mocks said he would be speaking on topics that include the rights of indigenous people to peacefully express their discontent of corporate development.

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