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Indigenous Research Guide: Indigenous rights and government relations

Indigenous rights and government relations

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDRIP)

This federal legislation, which came into force on June 21, 2021, is intended to advance the implementation of the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) as part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to build a positive relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous representative organizations

Indigenous Foundations via the University of British Columbia

Canadian treaties, land rights, and claims

Dish With One Spoon, with Richard Hill. Via the series: Voices from Here

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC): resources

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Mandate (in part):

" ... look into and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls, including sexual violence. We must examine the underlying social, economic, cultural, institutional, and historical causes that contribute to the ongoing violence and particular vulnerabilities of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The mandate also directs us to look into and report on existing institutional policies and practices to address violence, including those that are effective in reducing violence and increasing safety."

The inquiry took place from 2015-2019.

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1991 - 1996

Residential schools in Canada

Canadian government information

Selected Canadian federal legislation

Via the Canadian Department of Justice

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