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GOVERNMENT POSITION

Governments Role with Indigenous People

UNDRIP

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It offers guidance on cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples to states, the United Nations, and other international organizations based on the principles of equality, partnership, good faith and mutual respect. It addresses the rights of Indigenous peoples on issues such as:

  • culture

  • identity

  • religion

  • language

  • health 

  • education 

  • community


The declaration was adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007.

AMERICAN AND UNITED DECLARATION

You can view the documents of the American Declaration as well as the United Declaration here.

PRINCIPLES RESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

This review of laws and policies will be guided by Principles respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous peoples. These Principles are rooted in section 35, guided by the UN Declaration, and informed by the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s Calls to Action. In addition, they reflect a commitment to good faith, the rule of law, democracy, equality, non-discrimination, and respect for human rights. They will guide the work required to fulfill the Government’s commitment to renewed nation-to-nation, government-to-government, and Inuit-Crown relationships.

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