Many Indigenous advocates interpreted Bill 41 as having made UNDRIP and FPIC the law in B.C.
Legal uncertainty can raise the cost of capital and can kill projects.
Often, First Nations people receive certain benefits for so long they treat them as entitlements.
There is no principled constitutional basis for Métis land claims.
Canada’s position in NAFTA renegotiations is that we want special provisions to protect the interests of women and indigenous people.
Over the next decade, more than 650 projects worth $650 billion will benefit First Nation communities.
The largest First Nation in Canada is the recently recognized Qalipu Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland.