From The Archives: On February 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed a major reform of Indigenous rights and title in Canada. In his 15 minute parliamentary speech, Trudeau said that the Liberal government would develop a new "recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights framework," and stressed the importance of consultation with Indigenous communities. This rethink of legislation on Indigenous rights will almost certainly intersect with discussion on Canada's implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In Canada, implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.
In this video, CIGI Senior Fellow John Borrows explains that Canada is ideally situated to fully and appropriately implement UNDRIP because of the country's commitment to reconciliation which at its heart, is a commitment to bringing together different world views.