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The objective of the current research study is to explore trust associated with development and implementation of the Giant Mine Remediation Plan. Interviews with Aboriginal community members, industry members, and government staff were conducted and 5 areas of trust were identified. Issues of lack of cooperation, that result in delayed remediation strategies, have been an issue of mistrust and should be a focus of future engagement endeavours.
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 order.
Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) is an Indigenous right that has been infringed upon by the Canadian legal system. A notable case is presented where the Supreme Court of Canada’s Sparrow decision laid out a case law in which Aboriginal title was overstepped. To honour obligations to Indigenous peoples, the Crown should adopt the standard of a minimal impairment of Aboriginal title.
This podcast gives insight into international-level processes of consultation. Expert Indigenous leader discusses the process of UN monitoring of Indigenous rights, similar to how Indigenous groups could monitor Industry development.
Perspective of the Ecuadorian government on the prior consultation of Ecuador's Southwest Round.
This is an alternative report to the one submitted by the Venezuelan government to the UN on the civil and political rights of indigenous peoples.