“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
Eagle Eye Digest: Lest we forget, eight powerful IBA strategies, a new era of Indigenous stewardship, and more
Read on for updates on Indigenous funding programs, precedent setting impact benefit and resource management agreements, and stories of prosperity, jurisdiction and stewardship in action.
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
The question of what effective Indigenous government environmental oversight of pipeline projects can look like looms large in the current debates about the oil and gas pipelines set to criss-cross Indigenous lands and waters across North...Read More
We'll be at the Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) conference Oct 17-18. See you there!
The theme of this year's Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) conference, October 17-18th in Toronto, is: Planning & Protecting Water Resources: Emerging Issues, Approaches & Technologies. SVS's Scott Mackay is presenting along with...Read More