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Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act


The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is about the respect and recognition of the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

On June 21, 2021, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act received Royal Assent and came into force. This Act provides a roadmap for the Government of Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis to work together to implement the UN Declaration based on lasting reconciliation, healing and cooperative relations.

On June 21, 2023, the UN Declaration Act Action Plan, developed in consultation and cooperation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis from across Canada, was released. The implementation of the Action Plan and the UN Declaration will contribute to the Government of Canada’s continued efforts to break down barriers, combat systemic racism and discrimination, close socio-economic gaps, and promote greater equality and prosperity for Indigenous peoples.

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The UN Declaration explained

Learn about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

About the UN Declaration Act

Find out more about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.

Action Plan

Learn more about actions Canada is taking in partnership with Indigenous peoples to implement the UN Declaration Act.

Indigenous Partnership Fund

Find out more about the Indigenous Partnership Fund.

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