Category Archives : Indigenous


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Recognizing Indigenous Laws and Jurisdictions: Examples and Opportunities

The ELC’s work primarily serves British Columbia, but it often has much wider usefulness and impact. Such was the case that led to our recent collaborative work with the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) on an Amicus Curiae brief >


The Case for Indigenous Guardian Programs

Indigenous Guardians monitor and protect the lands and waters on their territory. They are the “eyes and ears” of a First Nation on the ground. Guardians monitor the activities of resources users, enforce federal, provincial, and Indigenous laws, gather data >


The Case for a Guardian Network Initiative

A report prepared by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and the UVic Environmental Law Centre that calls upon provincial and federal governments to collaborate with Nations and Guardians to establish a Guardian Network Initiative across the province >


Coastal Impact – ELC Associates Program Update

One of the most compelling ELC Associates’ discussions (link to the Associates Program page on our website) this year explored BC’s marine spills response regime. Unfortunately, there was a recent incident to examine: the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat, which spilled >