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Aboriginal people and forestry companies in Canada: possibilities and pitfalls of an informal ‘social licence’ in a contested environment
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Technical

Aboriginal people and forestry companies in ...

Stephen Wyatt


The concept of ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) is a way of framing actions related to regulatory licences and approval processes for forestry on Aboriginal land. This article links the processes of SLO to Aboriginal views on forestry. Previous ways of collaborating between industry and Aboriginal communities, such as impact benefit agreements and consultation processes, are also discussed.

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters
News Article

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe had a major win on December 4th, 2016 when the US Army Corps announced that it will not grant access to the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri river. The statement expressed that much negotiation still needs to be done with the tribe, and that the best way to finish the work is to explore alternative routes while undergoing an environmental impact statement.

Impact Benefit Agreements A Tool for Healthy Inuit Communities?
Report

This report by the National Aboriginal Health Organization presents the definition and purpose of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs), the process of using IBAs, what things are included in IBAs and Inuit observations on IBAs.

Report on the Rise of the Fourth World Conference and the Resource Governance Forum
Report

2014 - English - Moderate

Report on the Rise of the Fourth World Confe...

Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group


A brief overview of the conference Rise of the Fourth World.

Prior consultation law in Bolivia.

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