Canada will implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Arctic-dwelling Inuit are one of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Photo: Ansgar Walk
Canada's support comes nine years nine years after the Declaration was adopted by the UN.

The Canadian ministers of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Justice announced today that Canada will become a full supporter of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

According to Global News, this shift in policy was one of the deliverables of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 election campaign. Canada was one of four countries to vote against the adoption of the Declaration by the UN General Assembly in 2007, along with Australia, New Zealand, the United States.