Anishinabek Nation UNDRIP Engagement Sessions

Anishinabek Nation UNDRIP Engagement Sessions

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United Nations on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) Act

About this event

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) Act came into effect on June 21st, 2021. The Act, establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms. UNDRIP has 46 statements or articles that recognize Indigenous rights to cultural and ceremonial expression, identity, language, employment, health, education, and others. UNDRIP also includes rights to maintain and strengthen our own Indigenous institutions, cultures and traditions, and to pursue development in keeping with our needs and aspirations.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) recognizes inherent and treaty rights of Indigenous people and will drive a path forward towards transformative change in regards to greater equality and addressing all forms of racism and discrimination in Canada.

The Anishinabek Nation encourages Anishinabek Nation First Nations leadership, staff, and citizens to assist in embarking on changing Indigenous history and paving a way forward towards improving the road ahead for our future generations. Citizens are welcomed to attend the upcoming virtual sessions to bring forward critical feedback and/or matters as they relate to the key aspects of UNDRIP. The Anishinabek Nation will be gathering all feedback provided on what Anishinabek member First Nations would like to see in Canada’s 10-year action plan and what changes need to happen within federal legislation over the next decade. A report will be submitted to the federal government outlining feedback and identifying priorities of needed federal legislative changes.

Virtual engagement sessions will be held via Zoom on the following dates and issues:

• July 14, 2022: Waabizheshii (Marten) Dodem - Lands and Resources, Mining, Economic Development, Agriculture, and Housing;

• July 26, 2022: Waawaashkesh (Deer) Dodem – Social Development, Child Well-Being, Child Welfare, and other issues;

• August 10, 2022: Migizii (Eagle) Dodem - Education, Culture and Language, and other issues;

• August 24, 2022: Ajijaak (Crane) Dodem – Family Relations, Matrimonial Real Property (MRP), and Youth;

• September 7, 2022: Shikenh (Turtle) Dodem - Justice, and Criminal Law;

• September 21, 2022: Maang (Loon) Dodem - Equality and Discrimination, Wills and Estates, Employment and Labour, Human Rights; and

• October 5, 2022: Mukwaa (Bear) Dodem - Health, Policing, Military, and other issues.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact;

Justice Manager - Kristy Jones