Development and business activities have historically occurred in a way that excludes tribes from key decision-making processes and results in negative impacts on their lands, territories, and resources. While businesses are not signatories to the Declaration, the Declaration is still a powerful tool to address these historical injustices, to promote tribe-led and self-determined development, and to support sustainable business that respects the rights of indigenous peoples in the U.S..
Indigenous-led economic development and effective corporate engagement can play a powerful role in promoting the human rights of indigenous peoples in the U.S..
Handbook for ILO Tripartite Consituents: Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)