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Indigenous children’s rights: Opportunities in appropriation and transformation

ByNatasha Blanchet-Cohen

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first international human rights treaty that specifically protects the rights of the Indigenous child. After unsuccessfully struggling at the international level for the recognition of their unique rights, Indigenous peoples and their allies welcomed this inclusion hoping it would address the historical breach of their rights (Price Cohen, 1995). What can be said about the significance of the CRC for Indigenous children, a quarter of a century after its adoption?