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This document reviews some of the dimensions that guide the decision-making processes of Aboriginal governments with respect to resource extraction development. Important decision-making processes such as Impact-Benefit Agreements (IBA), Environmental Assessments (EA), Socio-Economic Assessments, and Devolution are explained so as to support Indig…

Keynote Rick Hill June 2014
Video & Podcast

At the Rise of the Fourth World Conference in 2014, Rick Hill presented the history of Indigenous and government negotiations in Canada. Introduction provided by Darren Thomas.

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Academic

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Declara…

Brenda L. Gunn


Indigenous Peoples in Canada actively participated in the drafting and negotiating of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), however the Canadian government maintains that UNDRIP is only an aspirational document. The author suggests that Indigenous people, communities, and lawyers start using UNDRIP when judgi…

Indigenous Governance: Questioning the Status and the Possibilities for Reconciliation with Canada's Commitment to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Scientific Paper

2006 - English - Academic

Indigenous Governance: Questioning the Status …

Kiera Ladner


Are Indigenous governments considered government and what is their place in the federal order of Canada? The paper begins with a brief discussion of forms of Indigenous governance. The author then argues that Indian Act band councils are not ‘true’ governments, and that Indigenous governance could be reconciled within the Canadian constitutional o…

Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations across country
News Article

2014 - English - Practical

Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations acr…

David Ball


Tsilhoqot’in people won a case that was brought to the Supreme Court of Canada over legal title to 1,700 square kilometres of traditional hunting and trapping territories. The ruling gives legal validity to the long-standing Aboriginal claims to territory beyond their reserves. While this ruling does require that governments justify economic proje…

Survey of Aboriginal Canadians' Perceptions of the Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry
Report

2014 - English - Academic

Survey of Aboriginal Canadians' Perceptions of…

Libby Sharman


The government of Canada researched the perceptions of the mineral exploration and mining industry among Aboriginal Canadians residing in rural/remote communities across Canada. They found that 49% of Aboriginal people view mineral exploration unfavorably.

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