Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples


James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has released his report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Canada. You can read the entire report embedded below:


Of particular interest are paragraphs 71, 72 and 73 which refer to the protection of aboriginal rights enshrined in the Canadian constitution and the ‘honour of the Crown’ to consult aboriginal peoples when, “their rights – asserted or recognized – may be affected by government action and, where appropriate, to accommodate those rights.”

Mr Anya also specifically refers to Qat’muk and the Ktunaxa Nation’s opposition to the construction of the Jumbo Glacier Resort in an unceded area of great spiritual significance.

You can also download the report here.