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Canada’s Implementation of UNDRIP Commitments: What Will it Mean for Business and the Economy?

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Apr. 13, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am ET

Canada’s Implementation of UNDRIP Commitments: What Will it Mean for Business and the Economy?

Join us on Tuesday, April 13, 9:00 – 10:30 AM ET for a high-level dialogue on the changing nature of business practices as the implementation of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) commitments is considered in Canada. Introduced to Canada’s Parliament on December 3, 2020, Bill C-15 would align UNDRIP with Canadian laws and would have a wide and far-reaching impact. This forum will examine the potential changes for business and economic relationships between industry and Indigenous Peoples in North America.

The speakers will discuss the history of UNDRIP and Bill C-15 in Canada, the shift in corporate and public discourse related to indigenous engagement and reconciliation, and what the implementation of UNDRIP might mean for business and Indigenous-industry relationships.

How does C-15 contribute to reconciliation in Canada? What other legislation would need amendments? What role does business have in the development of priorities related to indigenous rights and reconciliation? What are the critical components of UNDRIP that need to be heeded by the businesses?

We will speak directly to businesses and Indigenous leaders to learn about expected timelines, changes still needed, and new areas of opportunity.

Hosted By

Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more

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