Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The Act

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Act) became law on June 21, 2021. The Act is an important step in moving Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples forward. Under the Act, the Government of Canada is working in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples, to:

Consultation and Engagement

The Government of Canada is in the first phase of consultation and engagement with Indigenous peoples and is seeking the active participation of Indigenous rights holders and organizations, as well as academic, legal or policy experts. This input is critical to the identification of Indigenous priorities for the implementation of the Declaration.

Your Input

To provide input, we welcome Indigenous individuals and organizations, and academic, legal or policy experts to provide feedback by responding to the following questions or uploading a submission. Your participation is voluntary and any results will be reported in aggregate form only, with identifying information about individuals and/or organizations removed. Any personal information that is provided will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act. See the website for additional information about privacy

We also encourage Indigenous individuals to engage directly with their Indigenous governing body and/or representative organizations to submit input.

Broader consultation will occur during the second phase of engagement

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