Engagement and resource kit
Want to learn more about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) or the Act that guides its implementation at the federal level in Canada?
Participating in or hosting an engagement session?
Looking to provide feedback on action plan priorities or ways to ensure that federal laws are consistent with the Declaration?
We invite you to explore the following resources and links to help inform your input on priorities for the implementation of the Declaration.
You are encouraged to use these resources at engagement sessions to guide discussions about priorities to help shape the initial draft action plan.
The following presentation modules have been created using content available on our website and presented in a downloadable format. Each module can be used on its own, or combined with other modules to create a custom presentation or discussion aid. You can download all the presentation slides or click on the individual modules you want to download:
- About the Declaration - (301 KB)
- About the Act - (360 KB)
- About the Action Plan - (315 KB)
- Guiding questions - (335 KB)
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About the Declaration
- Read the Declaration (available in multiple Indigenous languages)
- Information about the Declaration PDF Version
- Voices on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Video)
- The Declaration in action
- Timeline of the Declaration and efforts to support its implementation in Canada
- Declaration themes PDF Version
About the Act
- Annual progress report 2022 PDF Version
- Information about the Act PDF Version
- Fact Sheet: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act PDF Version
About Non-Derogation Clauses (NDCs)
- NDC Discussion Guide PDF Version
- Non-derogation clauses in federal legislation PDF Version
- Table: Options for NDC and Repeal PDF Version
Additional external resources
International organizations, advocacy and other groups have developed a variety of materials relating to the Declaration. Here are a few external resources for more about the Declaration and implementing it in Canada:
- A Manual on the Declaration by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UN Human Rights): United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions
- Assembly of First Nations: Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a critical priority to improve the well-being of First Nations and to respect our fundamental rights (2021)
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami position paper: Establishing an Indigenous Human Rights Commission through Federal UN Declaration Legislation (2020)
- Métis National Council: Implementation of the UNDRIP in Canada (2020)
- Canadian Roots Exchange: The Implementation of UNDRIP in Canada: An Indigenous Youth Perspective (2020)
- Article by Paul Joffe and Sheryl Lightfoot, Legislative framework essential for UN declaration (Hill Times, Jan,10, 2018)
- Factsheet by Quaker Service of Canada: Interpreting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2018)
- Handbook by the Indigenous Bar Association and University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law: Understanding and Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Introductory Handbook (2011)
If you would like to submit a link to a resource to be considered for this webpage please contact Declaration@justice.gc.ca.
- Annual Report 2022
- Statement – June 21, 2022
- Engagement and resource kit
- Fact Sheet - The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
- Declaration themes
- Watch the video: Voices on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- The Declaration in action
- Bill C-15: What we learned report
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