Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Triumph, Hope, and Action

Edited by Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston

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  • Published: January 2017
  • Subject Listing: Native American and Indigenous Studies; Politics
  • Bibliographic information: 288 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

The contributors explain the provisions of the Declaration, and how it provides a framework for ensuring justice, dignity, and security for the world's Indigenous peoples, the development and adoption of the Declaration, and ways and means of implementing the Declaration within Canada and internationally. This book provides accessible information and guidance on the Declaration and how it might be used to advance human rights.
Jackie Hartley is a policy and research officer with the Australian Human Rights Commission (the views expressed in the jointly authored Introduction and Conclusion are her personal views and not those of the Australian Human Rights Commission). Jackie previously worked as policy analyst with the First Nations Summit in British Columbia, Canada. Paul Joffe is an attorney who, since 1974, has specialized in human rights and other issues relating to Indigenous peoples at the international and domestic level. For over two decades, he has been involved in international standard-setting processes, including those relating to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989. Jennifer Preston is the program coordinator for Aboriginal Affairs for the Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers). Her work focuses on implementation of the Declaration.
A Living Instrument / Phil Fontaine

From Development to Implementation: An Ongoing Journey / Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston

Development, Adoption, and Implementation
1. Reflections on the Development, Adoption, and Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Kenneth Deer
2. Dreamtime Discovery: New Reality and Hope / Les Malezer
3. Survival, Dignity, and Well-Being: Implementing the Declaration in British Columbia / Grand Chief Edward John

States and Civil Society
4. Implementing the Declaration: A State Representative Perspective / Connie Taracena
5. Canada's Opposition to the UN Declaration: Legitimate Concerns or Ideological Bias? / Paul Joffe
6. Realizing the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Partnerships with Non-Indigenous NGOs / Jennifer Preston

Treaty Rights and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Essential Aspects of Self-Determination
7. Consistent Advocacy: Treaty Rights and the UN Declaration / Wilton Littlechild
8. The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: A Framework for Harmonious Relations and New Processes for Redress / Andrea Carmen
9. The Significance of the UN Declaration to a Treaty Nation: A James Bay Cree Perspective / Romeo Saganash and Paul Joffe

Dimensions of Collective and Individual Security
10. A Vision for Fulfilling the Indivisible Rights of Indigenous Women / M. Celeste McKay and Craig Benjamin
11. More than Words: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Children with International Human Rights Instruments / Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Hopes and Challenges on the Road Ahead / Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston

I. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
II.* Open Letter: Canada Needs to Implement this New Human Rights Instrument (* Some signatories to the Open Letter are missing in the printed book. A complete list is available online.)
III. Supportive Statements Worldwide

List of Abbreviations