Here are seven resources on Indigenous consultation in Alberta from Indigenous groups, government, researchers and non-profits.

 

Ethics guide on research and Aboriginal traditional knowledge

First Nations Ethics Guide on Research and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
Assembly of First Nations

Discussion document that outlines an ethics process to create respectful dialogue and promote the appropriate use Aboriginal traditional knowledge.

 

Guide to consultation procedures

The Government of Alberta’s Proponent Guide to First Nations and Metis Settlements Consultation Procedures
Government of Alberta (2016)

Outline of a recommended consultation process, including pre-consultation assessment. proponent-led consultation and evaluating the adequacy of consultation.

 

Consultation and accommodation handbook

Alberta First Nations Consultation & Accommodation Handbook
David Laidlaw and Monique Passelac-Ross, Canadian Institute of Resources Law (2014)

Legal framework of Aboriginal consultation and accommodation, from the local to international level.

 

Guidelines for federal officials to fulfill the duty to consult

Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation – Updated Guidelines for Federal Officials to Fulfill the Duty to Consult
Government of Canada (2011)

Using case law and common practices, these guidelines outline the responsibility of government agencies and departments to fulfill the duty to consult.

 

Implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent

Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent in Canada
Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon, Environmental Impact Assessment Review (2017)

An analysis of proponent-led consultation using two Canadian case studies.

 

Guidelines on consultation with First Nations on land and natural resources

The Government of Alberta’s guidelines on consultation with First Nations on land and natural resource management
Government of Alberta (2014)

Guidelines that clarify expectations during the consultation process and detail the procedures for the Government of Alberta to fulfill its duty to consult.

 

Indigenous Peoples’ participation rights within international law

The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Indigenous Peoples’ Participation Rights within International Law
Tara Ward, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights (2011)

Research article that reviews the development of free, prior and informed consent within international law. One of the case studies in the research paper is from Alberta.

 

 

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