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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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)

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World Intellectual Property Organization Opens Diplomatic Conference

World Intellectual Property Organization Opens Diplomatic Conference

On Monday, May 13, 2024, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva opened a much-anticipated Diplomatic Conference in which Member-States ...
Time and date information for the March 5, 2024 webinar

2024 Preparation Event for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On March 5, 2024, The Implementation Project hosted our annual preparation event focused on preparing for the UN Permanent Forum ...
Colorado Law Hosts UNPF Meeting on Indigenous Peoples in a Greening Economy

Colorado Law Hosts UNPF Meeting on Indigenous Peoples in a Greening Economy

Manuel Heart, Chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, provides a welcome and blessing for participants.Photo credit: University of Colorado ...