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The Nadleh Whut'en First Nation is actively working on developing policies that are consistent with our traditional laws, within a modern context. On July 31, 2012, we released the following letter (Link to Open Letter) regarding the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration).  

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About the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On September 13, 2007 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration).  After more than 20 years of negotiations, the UN Declaration became a key international human rights instrument that affirms the inherent or pre-existing collective human rights of Indigenous peoples.  In November 2010, Canada formally endorsed the UN Declaration, although the Canadian government has stated that it will not review or revise its laws and policies to bring them inline with the UN Declaration.  

For more information regarding the UN Declaration please review the following information.

UN Declaration Factsheet (First Nations Summit)

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

doCip. A documentation and information center created in 1978 at the request of the Indigenous delegations participating in the first international conference of non-governmental organizations on Indigenous issues held at the United Nations (Geneva, 1977).

University of Manitoba's Centre for Human Rights Research on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Jame Anaya talking about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples