Hotıì ts’eeda’s ongoing UNDRIP engagement project is guided by a territorial advisory committee, made up of representatives from NWT Indigenous governments. 

The NWT-wide knowledge sharing project will feature discussions with health program and policy leaders from Indigenous governments across the territory. The goals of this project are to highlight strengths of Indigenous governments 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.

Stephen Kakfwi on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Starting in Summer 2022, a series of education and engagement sessions are being held with representatives of NWT Indigenous governments, youth, and Elders. Indigenous law experts provide an overview of UNDRIP, and participants have the opportunity to discuss and understand UNDRIP. A cultural metaphor developed by Tlicho Elder John B Zoe isused to explain UNDRIP’s utility.

Participants engage in discussion about principles that should guide UNDRIP implementation, and examples of programs that implement UNDRIP.

Guidelines are then created and will be revised on an ongoing basis as knowledge sharing continues over the next several years.