Government of Canada (2021). Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a comprehensive legal instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples and was named as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 43. Although controversial from jurisdictional perspectives, the UNDRIP Act passed legislation June 21, 2021, with a goal of providing the Government of Canada with a framework to implement UNDRIP in partnership with Indigenous peoples to advance lasting reconciliation. The Government of Canada site hosts a collection of webpages and resources related to the development, ratification, and implementation of UNDRIP. These include a fact sheet, next steps, and a video developed by Indigenous youth about what the UNDRIP means to them.
This set of webpages and resources may be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the context, development, and implications of UNDRIP in Canada, including legal measures that hold the government of Canada accountable to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples.