Annual progress report on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Purpose and scope of annual reporting
Section 7 of the Act requires the Minister of Justice to, in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples, report annually on progress in relation to “the measures taken under section 5 and the preparation and implementation of the action plan referred to in section 6”. These annual reports provide transparency and ensure accountability for the work to implement the Act as it progresses.
This first report outlines progress made between June 2021 and March 2022 towards ensuring the consistency of laws and development of the action plan in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous peoples. This period included the creation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Implementation Secretariat at the Department of Justice Canada, a new multi-disciplinary team, 60% of whom self-identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis, which is now leading the federal implementation of the Act.
The Department of Justice Canada acknowledges that the extent of consultation and cooperation in the development of the first report has been limited, and looks forward to being able to undertake greater consultation and cooperation in future years. Including through our work to develop the UN Declaration action plan in the coming year. Subsequent reports will reflect further progress made on the action plan and measures for ensuring the consistency of laws with the UN Declaration during the preceding year.
This first annual report is also intended to provide context to better understand how the Government of Canada is transforming its relationship with Indigenous peoples, including by providing an overview of some of the key measures that are already underway across the federal government through the lens of different articles and thematic areas of the UN Declaration.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Department of Justice Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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