Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Pathways to Indigenous Water Governance and Co-Governance

What: Online Webinar

Date: January 15th, 2018

In recent years, governments at all levels in Canada have stated their commitments to reconciliation and building nation-to-nation approaches with Indigenous peoples. Both the federal and B.C. governments have committed to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which reiterates the need to secure consent and ensure Indigenous peoples are full partners in Confederation. Fresh water offers a important opportunity around which to start building these new relationships and consent-based governance approaches.

In this webinar, the speakers share insights from recent research and applied work on collaborative and Indigenous-led approaches to watershed governance, including the 2017 research report Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance co-published by the POLIS Project and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources.

Rosie Simms (Water Law/Policy Researcher and Project Manager, POLIS Water Sustainability Project, University of Victoria)
Michael Miltenberger (Principal, North Raven)
Simon Owen
 (Senior Researcher, Indigenous Law Research Unit, University of Victoria)

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