Reclaiming Indigenous Planning Amidst Natural Resource Development: Critical Dialogues and Emerging Best Practices
Monday November 24, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Room 150, West Mall Annex
1933 West Mall, UBC
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The occurrence of natural resource deposits on and beneath traditional indigenous lands world-wide raises complex issues for indigenous planners, natural resource managers, the federal government and project proponents alike. While recent supreme court cases such as the Tsilhqot’in vs. Supreme Court of Canada have reasserted aboriginal title to land in British Columbia, the pragmatic future of indigenous self-determinism and defining sustainable mining remains uncharted. Further, mineral tenure policy, absence of a federally adopted Free Prior and Informed Consent and clear guidelines for consultation further complicate the planning landscape. Today in Canada, development planning and participation in decision-making is often left in the hands of communities and mining companies.
The aim of this dialogue is to engage current student planning research on activism, indigenous values and principles of sustainable mining to discuss the way indigenous communities can assert their use and stewardship of land and to take a value focused approach to the natural resource development.
Comparative studies of community action and activism from the Yukon, British Columbia and Australia will be presented to frame a final round table discussion about informed consent, engagement and shared decision-making resources in mineral resource development.
We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic and timely dialogue. Please come prepared with examples and resources to share.
Paula Hay – Masters Candidate in the School of Community and Regional Planning
Gillian Nicol – Masters Candidate in the School of Community and Regional Planning
Ann Marie Sam – Nakaz’dli First Nation and Masters Candidate in Mining Engineering
Malcolm Scoble Ph.D – Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering
Christopher J. Carter (Facilitator) – Masters Candidate in the School of Community and Regional Planning
Who is invited
Elders, indigenous scholars and planners, planning practitioners, engineers, natural and social scientists, public health and education practitioners, and more!
Christopher J. Carter
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