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The United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) is the result of more than two decades of dialogue and negotiations with and by Indigenous Peoples. UNDRIP is a framework that Indigenous Peoples and nation states can use to build or rebuild their relationships.

Landmark supreme court rulings infographic

2016 - English - Simple

Landmark supreme court rulings infographic

Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group

An overview of the history of the indigenous rights supreme court rulings in Canada.

Inside the Issues 3.28 | Indigenous Rights in Global Governance
Video & Podcast

In this video, Dr. Terry Mitchell and José Aylwin share their perspectives on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the global context. With Indigenous rights becoming more well-recognized worldwide following the development of UNDRIP, it is time to develop national policies that recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Ia’tehonaton-hontsaiéhston  Nia’tehonnon-hontsá:ke  Ratirihwahní:rats tsi Nonkwá  Nonkwehón:we  Akoianerenhsera’shón:’a
Official Statement

2007 - Mohawk - Simple

Ia’tehonaton-hontsaiéhston Nia’tehonnon-hon...

Audrey Nelson

This United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) report in Mohawk language is an international tool accepted by the United Nations in 2007, to protect the rights of indigenous peoples around the world in regard to their survival, dignity, and well-being (according to Article 43). UNDRIP also protects both collective and individual rights of Indigenous people. This document came out of around 25 years of deliberation by U.N. member states and Indigenous groups.

A training manual on advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills for indigenous peoples in climate change and REDD+

This report presents the definition and scope of advocacy and lobbying and why UNDRIP is important for these actions. Ways that Indigenous Peoples can engage in decision-making processes, what information is needed to make decisions related to climate change, and skills to plan advocacy campaigns are presented.

Free Prior and Informed Consent: a Fairer Way
News Article

2016 - English - Moderate

Free Prior and Informed Consent: a Fairer Way

Pastora Salas Joëlle, Williams Byron

A news article on what UNDRIP does,why FPIC is important to indigenous peoples in Canada,and what a commitment by the Trudeau government will look like in practice.

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