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1 year 8 months
2015 / PDF
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the west coast of Canada have been heralded as economic salvation for the province of British Columbia. This report undertakes a reality check that reveals several major problems with this narrative, both in the stewardship of finite non-renewable resources by provincial and federal governments, and in the environmental implications of largescale...
Author(s): David Hughes
1 year 8 months
2012 / PDF
Despite Canada’s positive reputation in international circles regarding environmental protection, there are recent signs that this is no longer warranted. Recent changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) clearly present governmental intentions to focus efforts on stimulating economic growth through more rapid resource exploitation at the expense of the environment.
Author(s): Denis Kirchhoff, University of Waterloo; Holly L. Gardner, University of Waterloo; Leonard J.S. Tsuji, University of Waterloo
1 year 8 months
2010 / Video
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
1 year 8 months
2012 / PDF
Gitanyow ctiizens, a nation with a strong system of hereditary chiefs, talk about the impacts of development on their traditional lands and how their land use plan has helped protect their territories.
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance (981)
1 year 8 months
2013 /
These five pillars of effective governance blend the traditional values of our respective Nations with the modern realities of self-governance. NCFNG uses the principles behind these five pillars to develop and deliver tools and services to assist in rebuilding First Nations. The Centre believes that all First Nations have the ability to enact all or some of these principles no matter where they...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
1 year 9 months
2015 / PDF
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
1 year 9 months
2015 / PDF
The Trails & Recreation Strategy is intended to provide the Xatśūll First Nation with a strategic action plan that will guide the development of recreational programming, assets and infrastructure that will support the Nation’s vision for a healthy and prosperous community. In recent years, the Xatśūll membership has expressed a strong desire for the creation of trails and recreational...
Resource Producer: Xats’ull First Nation (Soda Creek Indian Band)
1 year 9 months
2015 /
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework for meaningful consultation and accommodation of PIB interests by the Crown and Third Parties in relation to the use of land and/or resources in, or Activities impacting, PIB’s Area of Responsibility. PIB developed this Policy in order to ensure the protection of Aboriginal Rights and Title in PIB’s Area of Responsibility so that we are...
Resource Producer: Penticton Indian Band
1 year 9 months
2015 /
This report comes at a time when energy demand is high, markets are strong and large scale, multi-national energy projects are being heralded as the key to Federal and Provincial economies. Like many BC First Nations, the Ashcroft Indian Band (AIB) needs to address the increasing volume of energy and natural gas projects that provincial and federal governments are approving in Nlaka’pamux...
Resource Producer: Ashcroft Indian Band
3 years 3 months
2011 /
The Sto:lo Referral and Assessment project aims to develop an Independent power project (IPP) referral and assessment policy and management process. Project Deliverables • IPP referral and assessment policy document(s). • GIS database of IPP referrals. • Database of technical experts to assist in implementation of the IPP assessment process. • Process established for community consultation...

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