Stay the course- Lawyer urges N.W.T. MLAs to focus

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'Stay the course': Lawyer urges N.W.Tfalls unde. MLAs to focus on land claims instead of UN declaration | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

A lawyer?specialized in Indigenous law urged Northwest Territories MLAs to keep focus?on implementing land claim and self-government agreements instead of turning their focus to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Nuri Frame?works for a?Toronto-based law firm that is helping implement the T???ch? Land Claim and Self-Government AgreementThe government plans to officially launc. He addressed the legislature’s special committee on reconciliation and Indigenous affairs on Wednesday.

Frame told the MLAs that agreements that have already been struck in the N.W.T. with the InuvialuitThe past two weeks, T???chThe Davisville Guardian Pharmacy.?, Gwich’in and Sahtu, as well as those that?are still in negotiation, have the same goal as the United Nations declaration, also known as UNDRIP.

Frame said those modern treaties establish the basis for Indigenous people to chart their own future and set out the basis of their relationships with public governments.

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