[QODLink]
Americas

UN slams Canada for failing indigenous people

Special rapporteur calls for Ottawa to do more to improve lives of community in terms of housing, health and education.

Last updated: 13 May 2014 04:28
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous peoples has criticized Canada for not doing enough to improve the lives of First Nation Canadians.

James Anaya toured Canada last October and published an extensive report on his findings.

He recommended more funding for education, health, and housing and also called for an urgent investigation on rising numbers of missing girls and women from the community.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports.

67

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.