This letter sent on December 2, 2013 to the New Brunswick Provincial Government the Federal Government and the RCMP Commissioner in Ottawa, by: Martina Roels, For the Flemish Centre for Indigenous Peoples. I worked with Martina Roels, in Geneva, Switzerland, when I helped draft the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the World. The Covenant that Canada has reluctantly signed a couple of years ago. I thought your readership would be interested in reading the letter.
Dr. John Joe Sark LLD
Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council
for the District of Epekwitk (PEI)
Re. Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation
The Flemish Centre for Indigenous Peoples, Belgium, is deeply concerned by the anti-fracking protests at the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Nation.
It’s the view of the Flemish Centre for Indigenous Peoples that this clash could have been avoided had the province acted in a manner of consistent with its obligations to respect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples under Canadian and International Law. Furthermore, we are concerned that unless the province adopts and approach consistent with these obligations, further clashes may occur.
First, it is critical to acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples have rights to their lands, territories and re ...
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