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 21st, 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 Indigenous peoples to work together to implement the Declaration based on lasting reconciliation, healing, and cooperative relations.

Services and information

The Declaration explained

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

About the Act

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

Next steps

Details on the engagement process with Indigenous peoples to implement the UN Declaration Act.

Online submission tool

First Nations, Inuit and Métis are invited to submit feedback on the development of the UN Declaration Act action plan. Open until September, 16, 2022.

Indigenous Justice, Recognition and Reconciliation

Learn more about Department of Justice initiatives.

The Declaration in Action

See how First Nations, Inuit, Métis and the Government of Canada are already working to implement the UN Declaration.

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