First Nation Environmental Review and Analysis

The Government of Canada is in the process of reviewing legislation and procedures related to environmental processes, e.g. the Canadian Environmental Assessment process (CEAA) and the National Energy Board process (NEB). Indigenous groups across Canada have participated in engagement sessions, and made formal written submissions which have been made publically available. This research project will review and analyze of all the Indigenous submissions on the NEB and CEAA processes to identify the key themes, gaps and contradicting view noted with the various Indigenous approaches to these environmental processes as compared to current legislation. The outputs will provide the Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) with knowledge and material to ensure legislative changes align with Indigenous world views and priorities in accordance with the empirical evidence provided by the actual written submissions.

Courtney Morrison
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michelle Adams
Nova Scotia
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