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Briefing paper

Operationalizing Indigenous consent through land-use planning

Publisher
First Peoples Land use Land rights Conservation Canada
Description

Abstract:

Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, particularly the standard of free, prior and informed consent, will have ­­significant impacts on resource development, environmental protection and reconcili­ation in Canada. A revitalized approach to land-use planning is one way of applying the consent standard and furthering implementation of Indigenous title and rights. Three models of consent-based decision-making are discussed, with particular reference to British Columbia. They aim to structure proper Indigenous-Crown relations in ways that will collaboratively achieve consent, while advancing greater predictability in decision-making.

Publication Details
License type:
All Rights Reserved
Access Rights Type:
open
Series:
IRPP Insight 29