The Indigenous community-focused portion of an engagement process on the development of legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a universal non-derogation clause.


Client:
 

Department of Justice Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Date of Event:
 

September 2020 – November 2020


Type of Event:
 

Virtual


Event Description:
 

The overall goal was for NmTC to lead an engagement process with Indigenous organizations and rights holders as Canada develops legislation in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples over the summer/fall 2020 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) and a universal non-derogation clause (NDC).


Project Scope:
 

This contract is for the event planning, facilitation, project management and report writing to support an engagement process with Indigenous peoples on the development of legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

NmTC led the daily management, execution and implementation of the Indigenous community-focused portion of the engagement process based on an agreed-to timeline and schedule of meetings over the summer and fall 2020.


Project Outcomes: 
 

28 virtual engagement sessions took place Canada-wide with Indigenous groups on the UN Declaration proposed legislation and the universal NDC. Over a period of approximately ten (10) weeks discussions took place with Modern Treaty Holders, and other Indigenous rights holders and representative organizations, including diverse voices such as Youth and Women.