The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples developed to date. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the Indigenous Peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to Indigenous Peoples. In Canada, the first jurisdiction to develop a legislative framework to implement the declaration is British Columbia. Canada has recently introduced Bill C15 to do the same.
During this webinar, speakers will present the ways in which different levels of government are looking to implement the declaration and hear views from others, including Indigenous People, about the opportunities that the declaration provides to facilitate effective impact assessment.