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This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.
This special issue investigates benefit sharing and compensation mechanisms for Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Arctic regions due to industrial resource extraction. The issue also highlights corporate social responsibility standards and the practice of implementing legislation that supports Indigenous interests.
This paper addresses two case studies, a mining policy identified in the Cree Nation of James Bay and a community-driven impact assessment process identified by the Squamish Nation. The paper aims to articulate Indigenous-driven mechanisms and how these can transform how FPIC is implemented in practice.
This paper addresses the inconsistencies between consultation processes developed by industries and the existing FPIC guidelines, and how these inconsistencies attribute to the resistance of Indigenous Peoples to various resource development projects. By doing so, this paper also aims to shift Indigenous Peoples from stakeholders to rightsholders.
This paper investigates a series of case studies on Indigenous self-developed FPIC principles and guidelines. This paper also highlights how these principles relate to the inclusion of women and youth in decision making processes, and what actions Indigenous peoples may take to ensure a community approach to resource development issues.
This article argues that the Crown should enter into negotiations to determine which territories should be preserved for the harvesting activities guaranteed by the treaty. In the meantime, courts should ensure that First Nations consent to further development on their traditional territories.