The contributors to this collection analyze the development of the Declaration, recall the triumph of its adoption, and illustrate the hopes and actions for its implementation. The discussion moves beyond Canadian borders to the international stage, providing accessible information and guidance on the Declaration and how it can be used to advance human rights. Policy makers, Indigenous communities, politicians, academics, lawyers, human rights advocates, NGOs, and anyone interested in the significance of the Declaration will find this to be a valuable resource. Contributors include Indigenous leaders, legal scholars and practitioners, state representatives, and representatives from NGOs, with extensive knowledge of and experience in Indigenous peoples' human rights law, policy, and practice."--pub. desc.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-275) and index.
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Foreword: A living instrument /Phil Fontaine Introduction: From development to implementation : an ongoing journey /Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston Reflections on the development, adoption, and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples /Kenneth Deer Dreamtime discovery : new reality and hope /Les Malezer Survival, dignity, and well-being : implementing the Declaration in British Columbia /Edward John Implementing the Declaration : a state representative perspective /Connie Taracena Canada's opposition to the UN Declaration : legitimate concerns or ideological bias? /Paul Joffe Realizing the human rights of indigenous peoples : partnerships with non-indigenous NGOs /Jennifer Preston Consistent advocacy : treaty rights and the UN Declaration /Wilton Littlechild Right to free, prior, and informed consent : a framework for harmonious relations and new processes for redress /Andrea Carmen Significance of the UN Declaration to a treaty nation : a James Bay Cree perspective /Romeo Saganash and Paul Joffe Vision for fulfilling the indivisible rights of indigenous women /M. Celeste McKay and Craig Benjamin More than words : promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous children with international human rights instruments /Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Conclusion: Hopes and challenges on the road ahead /Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston.