Casualties of Aboriginal Displacement in Canada: Children at Risk among the Innu of Labrador
Keywords:Canada, Innu, Indigenous peoples, internal displacement, children, health, human rights
AbstractThe concept of displacement has long been associated with individuals within poor and developing nations, living under conditions of conflict and civil unrest. Conversely, little research attention has been paid to displacement among Aboriginal peoples within the context of wealthy and developed nations such as Canada. This paper explores the consequences of internal displacement for the Innu Nation of Labrador. In particular, it examines how Innu children have become at risk for gasoline sniffing and suicide. The paper concludes by assessing the extent to which the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Canada’s Indian Act have been effective in protecting the rights of Innu children. The questionable impact of state responses highlights the need for more effective strategies in order to protect the rights of Innu children.
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Copyright (c) 2002 Myriam Denov, Kathryn Campbell
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