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Indigenous Sovereignty: Canada Endorses UNDRIP (2010)

"OTTAWA, ONTARIO, November 12, 2010 – The Government of Canada today formally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a manner fully consistent with Canada's Constitution and laws. . . . While the Declaration is not legally binding, endorsing it as an important aspirational document is a significant step forward in strengthening relations with Aboriginal peoples."

Canada Endorses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada, 12 Nov. 2010. www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2010/11/canada-endorses-united-nations-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples.html. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

"May 10, 2016 – New York, NY – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

"The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today announced that Canada is now a full supporter, without qualification, of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Today’s announcement also reaffirms Canada’s commitment to adopt and implement the Declaration in accordance with the Canadian Constitution.

"This announcement confirms Canada’s commitment to a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples – a relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Canada will engage with Indigenous groups on how to implement the principles of the Declaration. This engagement will include provinces and territories whose cooperation and support is essential to this work and to advancing the vital work of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada."

Canada Becomes a Full Supporter of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 10 May 2016, www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-northern-affairs/news/2016/05/canada-becomes-a-full-supporter-of-the-united-nations-declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

"December 03, 2020 – Ottawa – Department of Justice Canada

"Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the introduction of Bill C-15, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act."

Government of Canada Introduces Legislation Respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Department of Justice Canada, 3 Dec. 2020. www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2020/12/government-of-canada-introduces-legislation-respecting-the-united-nations-declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.