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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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)

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UN Permanent Forum 2023 Registration – <strong>March 13<sup>th</sup> and</strong> <strong>April 4<sup>th</sup> Deadline</strong><strong></strong>

UN Permanent Forum 2023 Registration – March 13th and April 4th Deadline

Registration for this year’s session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is now open! Registration deadlines are March 13, 2023 for tribes ...
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UN Permanent Forum  First Time Attendees – March 13 Deadline

UN Permanent Forum  First Time Attendees – March 13 Deadline

Tribal Leaders, Lawyers, Professors, and Colleagues, Are you or your organization planning to attend this year’s session of the UN Permanent ...
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Preparing for Upcoming Indigenous Knowledge Consultations

In fall of 2022, as an adjunct event to the National Congress of American Indians 79th Annual Convention, The Implementation ...
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