UN Declaration

Renewing the Relationship: Alberta’s implementation of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Alberta government is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous people based on trust and respectful engagement.

Our government’s intention is to transform our relationship with Indigenous communities so that First Nations, Metis and Inuit people have every opportunity to participate as equals in all aspects of Alberta society, while maintaining their cultures and unique identities.

One of the paths we are following to bring about this renewed relationship is the implementation of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration).

Alberta is currently engaging with Indigenous leaders and representative groups to explore how best to implement the principles of the UN Declaration in a way that is consistent with the Canadian Constitution and Alberta law.

To find out more about the UN Declaration and the journey to implementing its principles, view Questions and Answers.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an international instrument adopted by the United Nations on September 13, 2007, to enshrine the rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world.” Alberta is intent on implementing the principles of the UN Declaration so that First Nations, Metis and Inuit people are able to participate as equals in all aspects of Alberta’s society while maintaining their cultures and unique identities.