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Recommendations on Sustainable Development at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Eighteenth Session

Friday, April 26, 2019

Agenda Item 10: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Kul jaad aangaa, kilslaay aanga, Xaada laa isis, Haana hinnu dii kyaang. Tsiits gitanee sduu dii isgagaan. Xaayda gwaay sduu dii isgagan. Dalang ‘waadluwaan ahl kil ‘laagang.

Respected women, respected men, good people, My name is Haana Edenshaw, from the Tsiits gitanee clan from Haida Gwaii. I thank all of you for listening.

I am 15 years old and have the honour of delivering this statement on behalf of the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

I would like to begin by highlighting that my own nation, the Haida Nation, proudly asserts the right to sustainable development in our land and marine areas. For example, the Haida Nation and the government of Canada entered into agreement in 2010 and affirmed in 2018 the following: Continue Reading…