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Don Rusnak MP Attends UN Indigenous Issues Forum – NetNewsLedger

April 28, 2019

NEW YORK – NEWS – Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River, attended the 18thsession of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues this week in New York City.

The Forum, held this year from April 22 to May 3, is a meeting of delegates from around the world who come together to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. The theme this year is “Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection”. The Forum is a valuable opportunity for Canada to maintain its leadership role in the world as an important partner in promoting the human rights and dignity of all people around the globe.

Rusnak participated in discussions surrounding issues such as Indigenous languages preservation, rights recognition, environmental conservation and the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.

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