Six Nations Precedent: Indigenous Jurisdiction and Pipelines in Canada


Six Nations of the Grand River just set a precedent for Indigenous jurisdiction and National Energy Board (NEB) regulated pipelines in Canada.  And it's a BIG ONE. The precedent will have implications for ALL Indigenous communities seeking to...

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Pipelines and Indigenous Jurisdiction: Husky Energy oil spill

Left to right, Little Pine Chief Wayne Semaganis, Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) Vice Chief Joseph Tsannie, FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron, PAGC Vice Chief Brian Hardlotte, FSIN Vice Chief E. Dutch Lerat, PAGC Grand Chief Ron Michel. Photo credit:...

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Fish, Canoes, Pipelines – Un-gutting Canadian Environmental Assessment


The federal government announced the beginning of its review of the federal environmental assessment processes on July 20, 2016 – the day before National Aboriginal Day. The Government of Canada says it has committed to review and restore...

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3 Surprising Facts About Fish Protection and Pipelines in Canada

Part 1 of a two-part blog post on the environmental review process for energy projects in Canada


In the wake of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) conditional approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, here are some things we...

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UNDRIP and FPIC, ASAP: Seven Steps to Implementation

We're off and running with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) - ASAP!!!

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7 Implications of New Environmental Assessment Processes for Indigenous Nations

Looking both ways: In this post we look at seven implications of new Canadian Environmental Assessments processes for Indigenous Nations.  In a follow-up post we will look at implications for project proponents.

By Don Richardson (Shared Value...

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Changes Coming to Canada’s Pipeline Review Processes

According to news reports from Bloomberg and the National Observer, Canada’s federal government is preparing the specifics of “transition plans” for current pipeline proposals under review by the National Energy Board.  This process is part of a...

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Eyeing the Overhaul of Canada's Environmental Assessment Process

Keep your eyes on our blog for further updates as we learn more about next steps! (Photo by Molly Richardson)


Eyes Wide Open


The first steps in an overhaul of Canada’s Environmental Assessment process are “weeks, not months” away according...

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