The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) describes standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples around the world. It has been identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as the framework for reconciliation in Canada. The Final Report of the Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls identifies UNDRIP implementation as essential for addressing systemic racism and oppression. NWT partners have instructed and confirmed in letters of support to Hotıì ts’eeda that over the next five years, implementing UNDRIP will be a guiding principle in all aspects of Hotıì ts’eeda operations and initiatives.
Hotıì ts’eeda is engaging in an NWT-wide knowledge sharing project based on UNDRIP, featuring discussions with health program and policy leaders from Indigenous governments across the territory. The goals of this project are to highlight strengths of Indigenous government and areas where their work is already implementing UNDRIP and develop principles and guidelines for implementing UNDRIP in health research and services in the NWT.
Learn more about UNDRIP, Hotıì ts’eeda’s approach, the history of UNDRIP, and examples of how it is already being implemented in the NWT.