Federal Government Introduces Bill to Implement United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)

The House of Commons introduced Bill C-15 on December 3 which would begin to bring Canadian law into alignment with 46 articles of UNDRIP. UNDRIP, which affirms the rights of all Indigenous peoples to their respective languages, traditions, self-determination and traditional lands, was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007. If passed, the bill would require a federal government action plan within three years and the tabling of an annual report covering progress made.