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Canadian Off-Reserve Indian Nations, Inc.
Serving the Off-Reserve & Métis Peoples of Canada

 
CONSTITUTIONAL
RIGHTS OF ALL ABORIGINAL PEOPLES
Under International Law

 
 
 
WE HAVE THE RIGHT
  Not to need to justify our unique existence in this world.
 Not to keep our aboriginal race suppressed within us.
 Not to be asked to justify people's discomfort with our ancestry.
 Not to justify our cultural/ethnic legitimacy.  

WE HAVE THE RIGHT

To identify ourselves differently than strangers expect us to .
To identify ourselves differently from how our parents identify us.
To identify ourselves differently from our family members.
To identify ourselves differently from how other Indians identify us .
 


WE HAVE THE RIGHT.
 
To protect our linguistic vocabulary to communicate within our Aboriginal community.
To publicly change our ethnic identity during our lifetime.
To have loyalties and identification with more than one group of people.
To allow our children to identify themselves as both Canadian and/ or Indian
To allow our children to chose either Aboriginal or Canadian as their dialect.
 

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