Business and Reconciliation
92. We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to Adopt the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving
Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. This would include, but not be limited to, the following:
i. Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful
relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
ii. Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs,
training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic
iii. Provide education for management and staff on the history of
Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and
Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action can be
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can be