The Grand Council of the Crees

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Eighth session, Item 8: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Speaker: Kenneth Deer, Indigenous World Association

Posted: 2015-07-24

Joint Statement of Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee); Assembly of First Nations; Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers); First Nations Summit; First Peoples Human Rights Coalition; Indigenous World Association; Inuit Circumpolar Council; Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

EMRIP’s commitment to monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is very welcomed by our organizations. Full and effective implementation of this consensus international human rights instrument is a critical objective with both international and domestic dimensions. It is imperative that States, UN bodies and specialized agencies, in conjunction with Indigenous Peoples, engage meaningfully in this work.

The full text of the statement is available here.