Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Romeo Saganash  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Government of Canada to take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Routine Proceedings

January 28th, 2013 / 3:05 p.m.
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NDP

Romeo Saganash Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-469, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Mr. Speaker, it is with honour and pride that I rise in this august assembly to introduce the government bill whose title you have just read out.

The Declaration was negotiated over a period of 23 years, with the participation of numerous representatives of indigenous peoples from every part of the world, speaking on behalf of 370 million aboriginals worldwide. It includes 46 provisions protecting their social, economic, cultural, spiritual, environmental and, particularly, political rights.

These are minimum standards set by the United Nations that I am asking this House to respect henceforth, in order to ensure the dignity, survival and well-being of all aboriginal peoples, including those of Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)