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5 years 6 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
6 years 12 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...
6 years 12 months
2010 /
Both the federal and provincial environmental assessment processes were designed prior to significant court cases on the nature of Aboriginal rights and title, and the government’s duty to consult and accommodate on those rights. Both levels of government have failed to amend their legislation according to new case law, and have yet to develop policies on Aboriginal consultation and accommodation.
Author(s): TaraMarsden
6 years 12 months
2010 /
This project builds upon the experience of the three partner First Nations in past and current environmental assessments, addressing the numerous challenges, and strengthening common approaches to a First Nations Environmental Review Process.  The partner First Nations conducted research on the various aspects of the environmental assessment process including legal, social, cultural,...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
Author(s): NADLEH WHUT’EN
6 years 12 months
2010 /
The partner First Nations will conduct research on the various aspects of the environmental assessment process including legal, social, cultural, environmental, and economic impact assessment and mitigation processes.  The project will also research best practices among other First Nations, and enlist technical support to ensure scientific validity of the new First Nations Environmental...
Resource Producer: New Relationship Trust
6 years 12 months
2009 /
4. The [X] First Nation has the right to maintain, control, protect, and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies, and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports, and...
6 years 12 months
2009 /
10. The [X] First Nation has participatory rights in decision-making through representatives and all parties must be respectful of the [X] First Nation right to choose such representatives in accordance with ____ internal procedures to ensure the maintenance and development of their own decision-making institutions. 11. There are multiple and often competing land and resource interests in the...
6 years 12 months
2010 /
15. The [X] First Nation is committed on working with all parties through the full life cycle of a project including the development of pre-application documentation, application documentation, mitigation/compensation plans, permitting, and reclamation/closure plans. The commitment is based on the [X] First Nation and the Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Industry (Industry) agreeing to...
6 years 12 months
2010 /
From the Policy: PURPOSE OF MINING POLICY1. Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) has developed this Mining Policy toprovide greater certainty for parties interested in the extraction of mineral resourcesfrom TRTFN Traditional Territory in British Columbia (see Schedule A for map ofthe Territory).2. TRTFN is publishing its policy because British Columbia’s legislated process fordisposing of...
Resource Producer: Taku River Tlingit First Nation
6 years 12 months
2009 /
(Excerpt) 9. Conservation for the [...] First Nation means the management of human activities to maintain, protect or recover fish, wildlife, plants, and habitat since all are connected, to foster the maintenance of natural populations, biodiversity and ecological processes capable of sustainable harvesting. Conservation may include preservation, protection, augmentation and controlled...

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