For thousands of years, the Indigenous peoples of the place now known as British Columbia have protected and managed the lands and waters of their territories.
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The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) has spearheaded a multi-year effort to engage all Secwépemc communities in a conversation about how to best achieve
In the summer of 2017, BC’s new provincial government promised to reform environmental assessment and planning in British Columbia.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted in 2007, and was endorsed by the Government of Canada in 2016. More recently, the federal government released its Principles res
The combined effect of hundreds of thousands of different approvals, licences and unpermitted activities have combined over time to degrade our natural life support systems – the web of life that we are part of, and depend upon, to sustain our cultures and economies.
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.
West Coast Environmental La
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.
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by