In February 2021, the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the regional municipality of Minganie passed joint resolutions declaring that the Magpie River was a legal person subject to rights and obligations. With this as a starting point, CELA's Executive Director provides a context for Canadian watershed conservation and efforts to protect our rivers and ecosystems.
Join us for the launch of a new, comprehensive guide for Indigenous nations, communities and non-governmental organizations in Ontario focused on Indigenous-led conservation and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas
Guest blog by CELA law student Yalda Mousavi looks at the jurisdictional spectrum relating to the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conservation Areas.
Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability clinic will be hosting a panel discussion on Restructuring our Relations: Legal and Policy Dimensions of Indigenous-Led Conservation in Ontario and Beyond. The panel will explore the various intersections that exist between environmental and cultural preservation,…
CELA is pleased that today’s federal budget contains ambitious targets and new programs to fight climate change and protect biodiversity, while considering impacts on vulnerable communities and workers. These are all important building blocks for a Green and Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CELA has submitted a detailed critique of the Environment Ministry's proposed revisions to its Statement of Environmental Values under Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights.