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 >
Our latest report on dealing with plastic pollution calls for the introduction of plastic recycling standards in Canada. This is the fourth report in the series of our work on plastics issues. Only 9% of total plastic is actually recycled, >
A report prepared for Skeena Fisheries Commission making the case for prohibiting the removal of fish from water during catch-and-release fishing.
A report providing recommendations for incorporating Indigenous laws and traditions into the Water Sustainability Act decision-making process.
A report prepared for Veins of Life Watershed Society identifying opportunities to strengthen and supplement the Capital Regional District’s draft management plan to address deteriorating water quality and other ecological conditions at Elk/Beaver Lake (near Victoria, BC.)
A report prepared for Be the Change Earth Alliance evaluating how BC’s current laws address transportation demand management strategy of commute trip reduction.
A report prepared for Raincoast Conservation Foundation providing law reform recommendations to protect the threatened Coastal Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone on the Gulf Islands.
A report prepared for Surfrider Foundation Canada calling for the introduction of national plastic recycling standards in Canada. This is the fourth report in the series of the ELC’s work on plastics issues.
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 >
Before the global pandemic shifted focus, what are viewed as “protests” under Canadian law but are the exercise of Indigenous jurisdiction and responsibilities were gaining momentum with multiple blockades and other acts of protest across the country in support of >