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Trudeau tells UN of plans to improve indigenous lives


Last updated 10/5/2017 at 2:02pm

OTTAWA—In a speech to the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada has let down its 1.4 million indigenous people and that his government would do better to improve their lives.

When the prime minister was elected in 2015, he pledged that his administration would work on its relationship with aboriginals.

In his September 21, 2017 speech, Trudeau noted to the U.N. General assembly the history of Canada’s colonization as being filled with “humiliation, neglect and abuse.”

Indigenous Canadians, comprised of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, who make...

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