ContentsForeword: A living instrument / Phil Fontaine -- Introduction: From development to implementation: an ongoing journey / Jackie Hartley, Paul Joffe, and Jennifer Preston -- Part I: Development, adoption, and implementation -- 1. Reflections on the development, adoption, and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Kenneth Deer -- 2. Dreamtime discovery: new reality and hope / Les Malezer -- 3. Survival, dignity, and well-being: implementing the Declaration in British Columbia / Grand Chief Edward John -- Part II: States and civil society -- 4. Implementing the Declaration: a state representative perspective / Connie Taracena -- 5. Canada's opposition to the UN Declaration: legitimate concerns or ideological bias? / Paul Joffe -- 6. Realizing the human rights of Indigenous Peoples: partnerships with non-indigenous NGOs / Jennifer Preston -- Part III: Treaty rights and free, prior, and informed consent: essential aspects of self-determination -- 7. Consistent advocacy: treaty rights and the UN Declaration / Chief Wilton Littlechild -- 8. The right to free, prior, and informed consent: a framework for harmonious relations and new processes for redress / Andrea Carmen -- 9. The significance of the UN Declaration to a treaty nation: A James Bay Cree persepctive / Romeo Saganash and Paul Joffe -- Part IV: Dimensions of collective and individual security -- 10. A vision for fulfilling the indivisble rights of Indigenous women / M. Celeste McKay and Craig Benjamin -- 11. More than words: promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous children with international human rights instruments / Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond -- Conclusion: Hopes and challenges on the road ahead / Jackie Hartley, PaulJoffe, and Jennifer Preston -- Appendix I: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples -- Appendix II: Open Letter: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Canada needs to implement this new human rights instrument -- Appendix III: Supportive statements worldwide.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index.