In 2016 the Canadian Government adopted the UN Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) but the declaration is a complex legal document that few understand, especially how it will affect people in their day-to-day lives.
Many Indigenous communities in the north face pressing issues about land and cultural rights and two of the top experts in Canada on the UNDRIP will be coming to the northwest to conduct community presentations that will give communities an overview of what the UNDRIP means for them.
Paul Joffe and Jennifer Preston are two of the top experts on the subject in Canada and helped shape and write the declaration. They presented in Prince Rupert last year and are coming back to the Northwest to expand on their presentation with a tour to four northern communities.
The United Nations adopted the UNDRIP on December 13th, 2007 with 143 countries voting in favour of the declaration.
Read the full Declaration by clicking the link below: