Articulating Indigenous Human Rights

Funded by the McConnell and Vancouver Foundations

The goal of this project is to support Indigenous peoples’ efforts to integrate human rights concepts and practices into their governance. This project seeks to (re)articulate human rights laws in two or more Indigenous legal orders to assist communities with documenting, restoring, and applying these laws to the challenges they face today. This project will support Indigenous peoples in their efforts to restore and refine rights protections that correspond to their structures of law and governance. The project also aspires to develop tools for implementing laws (such as toolkits or educational curricula) that can be used in community, professional, and academic settings. Our current partners for this work are the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government, and a collective of Gitxsan Matriarchs.