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Indigenous Consultation

Coast Salish house post and Haida totem pole, White Rock, BC. Photo: Joe Mabel, Flickr.

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Meaningful Consultation: Happy Days or Project Delays

Recent events in Canada have shown that resource development projects can face extensive resistance from the affected Indigenous communities if...

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The UN Declaration and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in BC

During the 2019 federal election, the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) was included in four (absent from the...

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Dancing at a totem raising. National Indigenous Peoples' Day 2023. Photo: Doug Young

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Indigenous Knowledge and the Question of Copyright

Indigenous Peoples around the world are increasingly concerned about protecting their Indigenous knowledge (IK) and traditional cultural expressions...

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Meaningful consultation with Indigenous Peoples

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Meaningful Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

The announcement on August 30, 2018, that the Federal Court of Appeal had quashed the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due, in part, to faulty...

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Building Indigenous Community Capacity and the Duty to Consult

While the duty to consult is a hard-fought-for, constitutionally recognized component of resource project development, in reality, it can be an...

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aging totem pole

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9 Indigenous Relations Best Practice Must Dos

What constitutes Indigenous relations best practices? Here are a few suggestions for consideration.

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Tsilhqot’in Decision Q&A with Robert Janes, JFK Law: Part 2

This is the second in the two-part series of our interview with Robert Janes, JFK Law, and Chair of the “Tsilhqot’in Nation and Recognition of...

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Tsilhqot'in Decision Q&A with Robert Janes JFK Law: Part 1

The Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot’in Decision reverberated through First Nation communities, leaders, resource developers, provincial and...

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Gitanyow Totem. Photo: Flickr, tuchodi

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Delgamuukw and Gisday'way: The Reason We All Consult

The three commonly called Delgamuuk cases are a critical part of the constitutional puzzle of Aboriginal rights and title for British Columbia and...

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Deer Lake Park sculpture 'Vitality' by Thomas Cannell, Coast Salish artist. Photo: JMV, Flickr

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Indigenous Engagement vs Indigenous Consultation. Here's the difference.

Why do we see some organizations call their work Indigenous Engagement and some refer to it as Indigenous Consultation? To find the answer we need to...

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