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What Does the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous People Mean for Resource Development?

Waverley Auditorium 

Saturday, May 20 @ 2pm

The Supreme Court of Canada has clearly spelled out that governments have a duty to consult with Indigenous peoples if they are undertaking any activity – including natural resource development – that may infringe constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Now Canada is promising to uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples requiring the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before development occurs. What does this mean for natural resource development? Join Peggy Smith from the Natural Resources Management Dept, for this discussion.