Published On: September 18th, 2017
On September 18th, 2017, the Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Rosie Simms, Oliver M. Brandes, Merrell-Ann Phare, and Michael Miltenberger. Drawing on their report Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance, the op-ed lays out a viable pathway for B.C. to realize its commitments to govern according to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). By embracing collaborative consent processes, B.C. can begin to build a future in which Indigenous nations assume prominent governance places and shape the laws, policies, and broad direction for our province going forward.