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Lubicon backed by UN Committee

Alberta's Lubicons get a boost from U.N. Human Rights Committee
Aug, 13 2007 - 4:50 PM

EDMONTON/630 CHED - A U.N. Committee on Human Rights is urging Canada to negotiate a long standing land claim treaty with the Lubicon Cree Nation of north central Alberta.

The U.N. Human Rights Committee wrapped up two-and-a-half weeks of hearings in Geneva, late last month, and on the agenda was the issue of Alberta's Lubicons.

The Lubicon Cree, which say they have not given up title to their land, have been trying to get a treaty with Ottawa since the late 1930's.

In 1984, the band filed a complaint with the U.N. ... in 1990, the U.N. ruled that Canada, a signatory of the Human Rights covenant, was in violation.

However, it said Canada was at least making an effort to negotiate.

It's not saying that anymore.

An official with the U.N. committee, Marcus Schmidt, says the world body is now urging Canada to get back to negotiations and to reach a settlement in compliance with the covenant.

There have been no treaty talks with Ottawa and the Lubicon since 2003.

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