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First Nations: Noureddine Amir Committee On The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination Dept: Members on the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, all human-rights experts from around the world, questioned why headway has not been made in resolving the disparities between First Nations communities and the rest of the country, according to Winnipeg Free Press. The treatment of natives jumped back onto the federal political agenda after the Red Cross delivered humanitarian aid to the First Nations community of Attawapiskat in northern Ontario late last year and cANADA'S international reputation came under fire in Geneva on Wednesday as a UN expert panel delivered scathing criticisms of the government's treatment of First Nations and recent changes to the country's immigration system. "This problem should not continue the same way as it has in the past," said Noureddine Amir, vice-chairman of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. "How long will this be ongoing?" ( As reported in the news.    . is an independent service managed by genuine immigrants themselves. It is not associated or affliated with any business interest, government/non-gov organization, funded outfit, grants, group, mission etc... just our powerful friends!