Read the Declaration

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is available in many languages. Official United Nation language translations include English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. Read the Declaration here:

Justice Canada is in the process of translating the Declaration into Indigenous languages. This page will be updated as the translations become available.

The Declaration is also available in Innu, Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) and other Indigenous languages from around the world. To read other official or unofficial translations visit the United Nations’ website.


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