The Implementation Project is a joint initiative of the Native American Rights Fund and Colorado Law to advance education and advocacy regarding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Visit to learn more.

Recorded Zoom Events

EVENT ONE | Recorded on April 20, 2022
Permanent Forum Preview: Indigenous Peoples & Access to the United Nations

Curious about what the United Nations has to offer American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Indigenous Peoples? Watch this informational session to learn about the upcoming UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and opportunities to participate now and in the future. The recording includes tribal advocates and experts sharing their perspectives and a Q & A.


EVENT TWO | Recorded on May 3, 2022
Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.

Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007, the Declaration recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ rights in many areas, including survival and self-determination, land and culture, political participation and child welfare, as well as the safeguard of “free, prior, and informed consent”. As countries including Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand take measures to implement the Declaration, tribal leaders and experts discussed advancement of the Declaration in the U.S.

EVENT THREE | Recorded on May 5, 2022
Language Rights are Human Rights: Participating in the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations has proclaimed 2022-2032 the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages.” Indigenous language activists, leaders, and linguists who are participating in the Decade discuss this unprecedented opportunity to foster awareness and secure Indigenous Peoples’ rights to use, revitalize, and transmit their languages to future generations.

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