Government Affairs

Statement on UNDRIP and TRC Calls to Action

The CAA endorses and adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. The CAA acknowledges that Indigenous cultural heritage, including archaeological sites and artifacts, is the cultural and intellectual property of Indigenous peoples. Furthermore, the CAA affirms that every reasonable effort must be made to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the relevant Indigenous communities before their archaeological heritage is investigated, protected, curated, and presented.

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