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United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples

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United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples

"The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an international instrument adopted by the United Nations on September 13, 2007, to enshrine (according to Article 43) the rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world.” The UNDRIP protects collective rights that may not be addressed in other human rights charters that emphasize individual rights, and it also safeguards the individual rights of Indigenous people. The Declaration is the product of almost 25 years of deliberation by U.N. member states and Indigenous groups."

Backgrounder and relevant information to UNDRIP:


Canadian announcement of signing UNDRIP:

UNDRIP quick sheet!

United Nations Twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII):


Opening Session via UN Live of Demand: (Opening) United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 12th session - ECOSOC

  • 20 May 2013 - Opening ceremony of the Twelfth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (20-31 May 2013).    ...Read More



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  • Comment Link Tupak Huehuecoyotl Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:05 posted by Tupak Huehuecoyotl

    At the First Continental Indigenous Encounter that took place in Quito, Ecuador in 1990 it was Rose Augér, of the Cree Nation who brought the ceremonial message of the Sacred Fire which illuminated the path of continental indigenous solidarity, vision, and spirit to that historic event over twenty years ago. Today once again it is another indigenous woman of the north - Theresa Spence, Chief of Attawapiskat who has ignited a new phase of an ancient cause, one that goes back to our ancestral responsibilities as Nations of Indigenous Peoples, OrigiNations of the Natural World. We are called upon once again to defend our Nationhood and our Sacred Mother Earth.

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