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Industry and First Nations groups are hopeful for the nationwide adoption of UNDRIP after seeing the results in British Columbia
The federal government tabled legislation in December that, if passed, would bring the principles of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law in Canada. That includes the right to free, prior and informed consent for Indigenous peoples in several areas, including resource development.
Also known as Bill C-15, the UNDRIP Act is the first step towards bringing the framework into Canadian law, acknowledging the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada and establishing legal accountability in line with the declaration.
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