The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

The Center’s hallmark work is related to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007.  This was the first time in history that indigenous peoples’ right to exist became legally recognized.  The Center continued its leadership in seeking endorsement of the Declaration by President Barack Obama’s administration.  On December 16, 2010, the United States officially endorsed the UN Declaration.  The Center staff continue to meet with government officials, tribal leaders and non-governmental organizations to implement the principles of the Declaration. 

Declaration Booklet with reference guide 700.51 KB