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Indigenous Heritage Action Plan

“Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is committed to playing a significant role in reconciliation between the Government of Canada and First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation based on a renewed nation-to-nation or government-to-government relationship, particularly with regard to human rights.


These rights include international Indigenous rights, as defined by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a Declaration to which the Government of Canada is fully committed. LAC has an important role to play in ensuring Indigenous rights to culture and language preservation, and in managing information relating to Indigenous peoples…


This plan sets out 28 concrete actions that LAC will undertake over the next five years to demonstrate recognition of these rights in a way that is meaningful, respectful and transparent and that aligns with the Government of Canada’s 10 Principles respecting its relationship with Indigenous peoples.” (p.3)