June 9, 2021
With only one step remaining in the Parliamentary process, our Nations and organizations are
encouraging all Senators to ensure that long overdue federal legislation to implement the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is now adopted into law.
Bill C-15 will establish an ongoing legal requirement for the federal government to work
collaboratively with Indigenous peoples to implement the UN Declaration.
This includes ensuring that Canada’s laws are consistent with the minimum standards affirmed
in the 2007 Declaration. Bill C-15 also requires cooperative development of a National Action
Plan to implement the Declaration through law, policy and programs and for the government to
report publicly on the progress made.
These measures are essential to meeting Canada’s international human rights obligations and
to fulfilling the federal government’s many public commitments to fully implement the UN