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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 61st session at UN Headquarters in New York City on 13 September 2007.
While as a General Assembly Declaration it is not a legally binding instrument under international law, according to a UN press release, it does "represent the dynamic development of international legal norms and it reflects the commitment of the UN's member states to move in certain directions"; the UN describes it as setting "an important standard for the treatment of indigenous peoples that will undoubtedly be a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the planet's 370 million indigenous people and assisting them in combating discrimination and marginalisation."
Originally posted by pheonix358
Our fore fathers took away the land from the Indians, and the aboriginals, and all of the 'underdeveloped ' peoples. We are not responsible for the sins of our fathers..
We are not responsible for the destruction of the South American Ancient Civilizations, nor the destruction of the Zulu people. None of this was our responsibility. WE can take solace that we were not responsible.
Well, guess what, this is here and now!
NOW you can take some responsibility. Yes, now is the time!
Oh, wait, what was that ....... it's not your country ........ nothing to do with you ....... but it is sad though ........ we can all lament.
Of course we could all ring the Brazilian embassy, we could all ring our politicians ......... couldn't hurt!
Or we can sit here and just lament the loss of another indigenous tribe lost for our selfish need to have that nice Brazilian veneer that looks so nice on the floor.
Just another brick in the wall of global injustice. GOYA
Pedit on 26/10/2012 by pheonix358 because: error,error, error.
In the 2011-2012 financial year the trust was allocated R12 million from the R55m budget of the Royal Household Department, but overspent by R5.1m.