Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Protect Our Indigneous Sisters is pleased to see Bill C-15 the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigneous Peoples Act received Royal Assent on June 21, 2021.
In 2016, the Government of Canada endorsed the Declaration without qualification and committed to its full and effective implementation.
In December 2020, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to implement the Declaration. On June 21, 2021, Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act received Royal Assent. This Act will provide a road map for the Government and Indigenous peoples to work together to fully implement the Declaration.
Our greatest hope is that Canada can meet up to the spirit of reconcilation and will provide a path forward for the implementation of the Act that includes changes to the Indian Act as well as a defined budget for implemention.
For more information see the release from the Government of Canada site here.