UNDRIP stands for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and is a document that describes both individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. It offers guidance on cooperative relationships with Indigenous peoples to states, the United Nations, and other international organizations based on the principles of equality, partnership, good faith and mutual respect. It addresses the rights of Indigenous peoples on issues such as:

  • culture
  • identity
  • religion
  • language
  • health
  • education
  • community

The declaration was adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007.

Canada has committed to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership, and rooted in the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Find out more in the full declaration text or the Government of Canada website.