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5 years 4 months
2007 / PDF
Impact and benefit agreements (IBAs) have become a common part of a standard package of agreements negotiated between an industrial proponent and a representative aboriginal organization.  Among other things, IBAs recognize aboriginal peoples’ interests with the land and parallel more broadly with the corporate social responsibility phenomena.  IBAs seek to establish a bond based on consultation...
Author(s): Courtney Fidler and Michael Hitch
5 years 4 months
2004 / PDF
Mapping is infused with cultural assumptions. The doctrine of terra nullius is, in part, based on maps
5 years 4 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
5 years 4 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
5 years 4 months
2010 / Video
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
5 years 4 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)
5 years 4 months
2013 / Website
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
5 years 5 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
5 years 5 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)
5 years 5 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

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