The federal government is making good on a promise to bring in legislation that would set up the framework for how the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will be implemented within Canadian law.

Justice Minister David Lametti called the introduction of Bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, on Dec. 3 an “important day” in the history of Canada.

“Its importance should not be underestimated,” Lametti said during a virtual Ottawa press conference alongside First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.

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