The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Lessons from B.C.
In November 2019, the province of British Columbia passed the first law in Canada aimed at implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
This Special Report – with contributions from six primarily Indigenous authors – considers the promise of that legislation but also some of the challenges that have emerged, specifically around implementation. Taken together, this resulting report offers both caution and insight for communities working towards realizing the Declaration in Canada.
What opportunities does UNDRIP present for Indigenous communities seeking justice?
Manufacturing Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A Brief History of Canada vs. UNDRIP
This timeline chronicles the changes in Canada’s position (or not) on UNDRIP and specifically free, prior and informed consent over the years.