The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the foundation and guide for the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.

The Declaration enshrines our right to be different as Peoples and affirms the minimum standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples worldwide.

The Declaration reaffirms existing legal obligations already found in international human rights treaties and applies these rights and standards to the lives and circumstances of Indigenous peoples and our communities.

Read the Declaration here


Read the Declaration summary booklet here.

Read the full community guide to the Declaration here. Read the eight-page summary here.

Download the Declaration poster here.


We hear a lot of talk about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but what does it mean to us and how can we use it in our day to day lives?

Congress and the Human Rights Commission are running a series of free one-day discussions and workshops to talk about the key principles of the Declaration.

The next workshop will be held in Brisbane on the 13th June.2014. More information can be found here.Followed by a workshop in Port Augusta  on the 13th June.  More information can be found here.

More info about upcoming workshops in 2014 will be posted here when available.