Know Your Rights! UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

August 30, 2019

An awesome resource by UNICEF, all about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, specifically for YOU!

Here's a little blurb from the resource itself:

"In this publication you will learn about an important international document called the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or Declaration). The Declaration explains how the rights of indigenous peoples – including indigenous young people – are to be protected by governments around the world. It applies to indigenous peoples as individuals and as a group. Indigenous young people were actively involved in the development of UNDRIP and they are working hard to make sure governments implement it. This text provides a summary of some of the important language, themes and articles of the document so that young people can continue to play an important role in ensuring the Declaration is fully implemented around the world."

Fun Fact:

“This Declaration has the distinction of being the only Declaration in the UN which was drafted with the rights-holders, themselves, the Indigenous Peoples.”

–Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Here is the link, or you can always find it on our Resources page by searching by topic "Reconciliation"!