Guest blog by CELA law student Yalda Mousavi looks at the jurisdictional spectrum relating to the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conservation Areas.
CELA joins the many Indigenous Peoples, climate scientists, environmental organizations, legal experts and concerned citizens calling on both Canada and Ontario to pause the process described in the Draft Agreement to Conduct a Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire…
The Friends of the Attawapiskat River are once again urging the Impact Assessment Agency to suspend the Regional Assessment whose process, timelines and methods of engagement have not been done in full consultation and with the consent of Indigenous community members, their customs, knowledge systems and inherent laws.
The Friends of the Attawapiskat River, represented by legal counsel at the CELA, welcome this opportunity toprovide its submission to the United Nations (UN) for the purpose of its Expert Mechanism pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/25.3.
Backgrounder on the Ring of Fire and protecting Indigenous and Treaty rights.
Notice of Application for Judicial Review – Grassy Narrows First Nation v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Director of Exploration