Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Implementation Project. Here we aim to raise awareness of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to provide information and support for implementation efforts in Indian Country. On these pages we provide the materials created by the Project, and we also list and link to numerous resources that might help tribes, federal and state employees, and non-governmental organizations who are promoting the rights of indigenous peoples.

The Promise Held in the UN Declaration

The Declaration recognizes universal human rights in the Indigenous Peoples’ context and can be an important tool for tribal advocates seeking legal reform in the United States. As a standard setting instrument, the Declaration affirms both individual and collective rights and responsibilities, and provides guidance to national governments and all others who seek just and equitable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

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Resources:

The Tribal Implementation Toolkit, from The Implementation Project, assists tribal leaders, lawyers, and advocates in implementing the UN Declaration.

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We are gathering at a historic time. . . . We sit at the confluence of international law and domestic law . . . this is a jurisgenerative, law-making moment in our legal and social history.

Walter R. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee)

Latest News:

Pawnee Nation Passes Landmark “Pawnee Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act”

Pawnee Nation Passes Landmark “Pawnee Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act”

On May 12, 2022, the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma took an historic step in the movement toward achieving implementation of ...
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Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug. 9), The Implementation Project announces it will ...
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How Native Hawai’i Can Implement the UN Declaration

How Native Hawai’i Can Implement the UN Declaration

Next week, The Implementation Project (TIP) in partnership with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, ...
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