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:

New to the Team: Mason Estes

New to the Team: Mason Estes

Mason Estes has joined the NARF team as a Project Coordinator for The Implementation Project, a joint initiative of the ...
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Panel on Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Panel on Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Tribal leaders, cultural knowledge holders, and tribal government staff are invited to attend a free event in Sacramento, CA on ...
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Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

Building the Next Generation of Indigenous Rights Advocates

Event Details: Indigenous Youth and Human RightsRegister: https://forms.gle/xkFGgUZajePFYysD7 When: Weds, October 12, 2022, 6-8PM Where: Wolf Law Building, Room 206 ...
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