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Canadian Government Advances Indigenous Rights Bill

2021 - English - Practical

Canadian Government Advances Indigenous Rights…

Chris Roine

This article provides a summary of Bill C-15 and its implementation in Canada

FPIC: Turning Rights Into Reality

2013 - English - Simple

FPIC: Turning Rights Into Reality

Christine Halvorson, Marina Campos, Moneen Nasmith

This manual provides an overview and analysis of current FPIC processes and legal standards.

Indigenous Knowledge and Federal Environmental Assessments in Canada: Applying Past Lessons to the 2019 Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

This paper evaluates the ability of Canadian environmental assessment processes to meaningfully engage Indigenous knowledge. This paper also offers recommendations towards rebuilding relationships between these processes in order to improve the recognition of Indigenous rights.

Adapting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to Local Contexts in REDD++: Lessons from Three Experiments in Vietnam
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Practical

Adapting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FP…

Dung Ngoc Le, Guillaume Lestrelin, Hien Thi Vu et al.

This paper examines how FPIC has been applied in three projects in Vietnam and highlights two key lessons: 1) FPIC is likely to be more accepted by the government if it is built upon the national legal framework on citizen rights. 2) FPIC activities should be seen as a learning process and designed based on local needs and preferences.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect and Prospect
Scientific Paper

2007 - English - Technical

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect an…

Christopher Wood, Jay Stephen, Jones Carys et al.

This article shows evidence that suggests that environmental impact assessments (EIA) are not achieving their purpose of influencing decision-making. The author argues EIA have an important place in decision-making due to their rational structure. EIA should be used for political purposes so it can regain a purpose in localized decision-making and…

Risk communication and trust in decision-maker action: a case study of the Giant Mine Remediation Plan
Scientific Paper

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 remediatio…

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