Fact sheet – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act


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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Building a brighter future. Building a better Canada.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a comprehensive international human rights instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world.

The objective of this Act is to advance the federal implementation of the Declaration in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples. The goal of this Act is to create a roadmap to implement the Declaration in Canada in partnership with Indigenous peoples.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act can help:

How we developed this Act:

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act explained

This Act creates a roadmap for the Government to work cooperatively with Indigenous peoples to:

Developed with Indigenous peoples, the action plan would include measures to:

Key Guiding Principles

The United Nations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act’s preamble will guide this work, with an emphasis on:

This Act affirms:

Implementation is expected to be done over time, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples.

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