When Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in October that Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people when drafting new legislation, a “magnitude 9.8 reconciliation quake” struck Canada, according to the good folk at Walking Eagle News.
“You know, for First Nations people,” said an Elder as we walked the site of a proposed gold mine in northern Ontario, “the life of a mine is just a blip in time. We have always been here. And we’ll be here when that mine is long gone.” He paused...Read More
You want to make sure your environmental and socio-economic technical reviews for projects like mines, pipelines, transmission lines, oil & gas projects, and nuclear facilities, are as effective - credible, defensible, and constructive - as...Read More
Much has been written on the "B" of Impact Benefit Agreements – on the prospects of revenue sharing, training and jobs – but the "I" of IBAs, and protecting the lands and waters from those potential impacts, is often what our clients speak...Read More
Did you get involved in Idle No More? Then you will be interested in Canada's official response to your environmental concerns - in the form of new legislation. What follows is an update on the processes Canada has in place as it finalizes two...Read More
Saugeen Ojibway Nation is hosting the Free Prior and Informed Consent Conference 2018: Empowering Our Future, from October 24th to 26th in Collingwood, Ontario. SVS's Leah Culver and Trieneke Gastmeier will be attending. If you see them, please...Read More