Indigenous Relationships to Land
Intergovernmental Relations and Multilevel Governance
Treaty Financing and Fiscal Relationships
Implementation Evaluation and Socio-Economic Impacts
Indigenous and Settler Legal Systems

Gonèk’e: Our Land – UNDRIP and Modern Treaties 

Research Themes: All (Project Lead and Management)

On June 28, 2021, the Modern Treaties Implementation Research Project hosted a webinar exploring the implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on modern treaty implementation—and vice versa. In a panel discussion moderated by Dëneze Nakehk'o (Dene Nahjo) and drawing from audience questions, the following experts presented their perspectives on the relationship between UNDRIP and modern treaties in Canada:

  • Jennifer Duncan (Duncan & Co) provided an overview of her experiences at the UN permanent forum on Indigenous Peoples and Treaty negotiations
  • Hayden King (Ryerson University) spoke to the importance of a monitoring mechanism for UNDRIP implementation in relation to modern treaties
  • John B. Zoe (Tlicho Government) presented the ways UNDRIP can be used as a tool to build on Indigenous strengths in treaty implementation
  • Matt Mehaffey (Mehaffey Consulting) spoke to the relationship between Treaty financing and UNDRIP

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