In 2015, the governments of Alberta and Canada committed to implement UNDRIP. These commitments present an opportunity to transform the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians.
CAPP commends those who are committed to implementing the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We believe these commitments will create opportunities for progress that benefits all Canadians.
Our industry is proud to endorse UNDRIP as a framework for reconciliation in Canada. We support the implementation of its principles in a manner consistent with the Canadian Constitution and law.
The implementation of UNDRIP in Canada will be best accomplished through open collaborative dialogue, and we are excited about opportunities to be a thoughtful and valued partner in that dialogue.
We offer the following Discussion Paper on Implementing UNDRIP as a starting point for dialogue.