Public statement
December 3, 2020

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a coalition of Indigenous peoples’
Nations and organizations and other human rights advocates, welcomes the tabling of Bill C-15,
a federal government bill to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Bill C-15 would provide a much-needed and long overdue framework for the federal
government to work cooperatively with Indigenous peoples to implement the standards of, and
rights affirmed in, the UN Declaration in law and policy.

Such implementation is the purpose of adopting human rights instruments like the UN