Category Archives: consultation/consent

Manitoba First Nations angry about Mounties contract

First Nations in Manitoba are suing over the issue of who provides policing in their communities.  The Nations allege they were not consulted during negotiations over a Royal Canadia Mounted Police contract about policing on reserves. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the … Continue reading

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Mexican Supreme Court rules Indigenous community has constitutional right to consult

In what is being called, a little-noticed decision, Mexico’s high court ruled in favor of an Indigenous community in the state of Chihuahua. The Mexican Supreme Court determined in March that the community of Huitosachi has a right to participate in the … Continue reading

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First Nations' consultations over Canadian pipeline

First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in Canada are maintaining that Canada is not meeting its obligations to consult with them over oil pipelines. Joe Oliver, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, says: "We have a moral and constitutional obligation to consult … Continue reading

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First Nation in Ontario wins injunction against gold drilling; Court orders consultation

When citizens of the Wahgoshig First Nation spotted a drilling crew on their sacred burial site, they demanded to know what was going on. The Wahgoshig, whose Algonquin reserve of 19,239 acres is near the Quebec border, say they were met with silence. … Continue reading

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So much for "consultation" with Indian tribes

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation (not to be confused with the federal United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) is putting on a conference on the future of the Great Lakes.  http://www.7thcircuitbar.org/index.cfm Regrettably, and sadly, the conference agenda does not include … Continue reading

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Will the UN stand by its commitment for Indigenous peoples' full participation?

I received this information in an email. (I have paraphrased the email report). On January 19, around 30 Indigenous peoples’ representatives and UN experts met in Copenhagen to brainstorm about how to secure the full participation of Indigenous peoples in planning and celebrating … Continue reading

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Indigenous peoples planning participation in World Conference

According to a press release from the Greenland Self Rule Representation and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Indigenous peoples’ representatives from all over the world are meeting today and Saturday in a brainstorming meeting in Copenhagen Denmark to discuss … Continue reading

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