What is the UN Declaration?

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration, UNDRIP) is an international set of standards to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples. It outlines rights in all areas of life – like human rights, education, language, culture, health and other rights.  It was developed in 2007, and Canada fully endorsed the declaration in 2016. In November 2019, the provincial Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), received Royal Assent in the BC Legislature.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for the UN Declaration to be used as a framework for moving toward true and lasting reconciliation.

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