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Indigenous peoples have been governing marine territories using their own legal traditions since time immemorial. For the most part, Indigenous legal orders have not been recognized or upheld in the governance of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Canada.

Author: Georgia Lloyd-Smith
Publication Date: June 2017
Pages: 16

West Coast Environmental La

Author: Decolonizing Water
Publication Date: October 2016
Pages: 2
JELP Article

This paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, provides an introduction to sources of Indigenous law and the theoretical underpinnings of Indigenous law-based approaches to contemporary environmental management in Canada.

Author: Jessica Clogg, Hannah Askew, Eugene Kung, Gavin Smith
Publication Date: September 2016
Pages: 24

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 1

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.

Author: open letter
Publication Date: November 2015
Pages: 4
The eighteen legal challenges to the federal
Author: Gavin Smith, Justine Desmond
Publication Date: July 2015
The Andrew Thompson award was established in 2002 by West Coast Environmental Law and the Thompson family as a legacy to Dr. Andrew Thompson, and was made possible through the generosity of the Thompson family.
Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2014
Pages: 2

In a wave of legal filings between July 11 and July 14, 2014 eight First Nations from Haida Gwaii to Yinka Dene territory west of Prince George have set in motion legal proceedings that, combined with 9 court cases filed earlier this year, have the potential to stop or significantly delay the Enb

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: July 2014
Pages: 2

In 2010, two unequivocal Indigenous-law based declarations were signed by First Nations, definitively banning tar sands crude oil tankers, pipelines and infrastructure from their territories.

Author: Clogg, Jessica, Paterson, Josh
Publication Date: December 2012
Pages: 8