Houses. Toilets. Schools. These are basic human rights to which Canadians feel entitled – and which many vulnerable and disenfranchised Indigenous peoples do not have.
Houses, toilets, schools could also be a translation for the much longer title “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” or UNDRIP. Indigenous leader Leah Gazan says UNDRIP is really just the floor for human rights. The activist, policy analyst, and educator at the University of Winnipeg says UNDRIP outlines “the minimum human rights to be healthy.”