NWT Human Rights Commission Celebrates International Human Rights Day and the 75 Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

On 10 December 1948, in the aftermath of World War II, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration reflects an agreement that equality, freedom, and justice are values that drive a thriving society where everyone can experience equal access to opportunities within their communities. Canada is one … Read more


In a world marked by ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises, the importance of recognizing and safeguarding human rights has never been more urgent. As we watch current events unfold, we are reminded of the pressing need to prioritize human rights here in Canada and around the globe. The Israel-Palestine conflict is a long-standing and deeply … Read more

Statement on the Unveiling of the MMIWG monument

The Commission wishes to acknowledge how important it is to families and communities to have a monument dedicated to Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing, been murdered, or who have otherwise been victims of violence. It is important for families to know their mothers, sisters, daughters, and nieces, have not been forgotten. It … Read more

2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day that coincides with Orange Shirt Day.  A Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity to recognize the tragic legacy of residential schools, the children who went missing, the families left behind, and the survivors of these institutions. The Commission wants to help raise … Read more