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 >
A report providing recommendations for incorporating Indigenous laws and traditions into the Water Sustainability Act decision-making process.
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 >
On March 13, the ELC will partner with FNWARM (First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining) and Amnesty International to sponsor a special Stand For Water event in Victoria at UVic’s First Peoples House. The event will include a screening >
At 9am on Friday, February 8, snow was falling thick and fast in Victoria. On a day when no regular classes were scheduled at the Faculty of Law, many people may have been tempted to stay at home. But weather >
Research paper prepared for a First Nation that discusses recent international developments that grant legal personality and related rights to natural features, including water bodies, related natural features, and sacred water beings.
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 >
In March, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee responded to a petition that ELC students worked on for the Mikisew Cree First Nation. The December 2014 petition argued that the Alberta tar sands and Site C dam endanger the World Heritage Site at >
The second day of the Northern Gateway judicial reviews started out under Vancouver autumn’s trademark grey skies. It was a stark contrast to yesterday’s brilliant sunshine that saw hundreds of people come out in support of the eight First Nations >
Today I watched what I know will be a part of a historically significant event – years of preparation have led to what will take place during the next week in downtown Vancouver. Let me explain how we got here. >