U.N. Aboriginal rights advocate, critical of Canada's record, nominated for Nobel Prize

The United Nations’ top advocate for Aboriginal rights, who is to issue a report later this year critical of Canada’s record on First Nations issues, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

If American lawyer James Anaya wins the world’s most prestigious political — and politicized — award the development could represent a major advance in the human rights battle for Aboriginals in Canada, according to a B.C. Aboriginal leader.