Wednesday, May 31, 2006

UN Report on Lubicon Land Claims

UN supports Lubicon claims

Watchdog committee "strongly recommends" Canada reach agreement with Lubicon people.

In November, 2005, Indian Affairs suggested it would negotiate self-government in the future if the Lubicons first signed releases of their aboriginal rights and title, "effectively putting the Lubicons in the position of ceding the very rights that are to be the subject of negotiations prior to those negotiations taking place," Lubicon negotiator Thomas said.

Since then, Thomas added, over 54,000 hectares of new oil and gas leases and licenses and over 60,000 hectares of new oil sands leases have been put up for auction.

Read about it here. (Straight Goods)

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