UNDRIP Implementation

National Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


The Government of Canada made the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into federal law in June 2021. Now, it’s creating a “National Action Plan” for applying the Declaration to federal laws, policies, and institutions. 


The AFN Yukon Region is asking Yukon First Nations citizens and governments to tell us what they would like to see included in this National Action Plan. We will use this feedback, and our own policy analysis, to make recommendations to Canada – from a Yukon First Nation perspective – for implementing the Declaration.




Tell Us What You Think and Enter a Draw for 1 of 3 $100 Visa Gift Cards

We are inviting Yukon First Nation citizens to take this survey about the Declaration and Canada’s implementation plans. Complete the survey and be entered into a draw for one of three $100 Visa gift cards. Before taking the survey, please read the information below to get a sense of what is in the Declaration and what Canada is planning to do to implement the rights in the document.



Join a Yukon First Nation Dialogue Session

The AFN Yukon is also hosting a series of dialogue sessions to hear from from a wide range of Yukon First Nation voices on their priorities and feedback for UNDRIP implementation. These will be held online and in Whitehorse on the following dates:

April 12 @ 9am – 3pm Leadership / Technicians

April 13 @ 9am – 12pm – Elders / Youth

April 13 @ 1:30pm – 4:30pm Women / 2SLGBTQIA+

For registration information for one of the above sessions, please email [email protected]


What is in the Declaration and what are Canada’s plans? 

In order to spark conversation about the federal implementation of the Declaration in our region, we developed a discussion paper that offered considerations and recommendations for the National Action Plan from a Yukon First Nation modern treaty context. Read the discussion paper here.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about the Indigenous rights and freedoms in the Declaration, and to understand Canada’s UNDRIP law. 


These documents are also available for download and printing here:

Indigenous Rights and Freedoms in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

EXPLAINER: Canada’s UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples