Prime Minister Facing Moment of Truth on Indigenous Rights (pdf) (2016)


On both sides of the Canada-U.S. border Indigenous peoples are increasing pressure on governments to respect their right to free, prior and informed consent.

Recent decisions to allow the Site C dam on the Peace River and an LNG terminal on the Pacific coast have cast doubt on the federal government’s commitment to implement the UN Declaration On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Our latest Briefing Paper “Prime minister facing moment of truth on Indigenous rights” describes how pending decisions on tar sands export pipelines will test Ottawa’s promises to respect Indigenous rights and to contain the rise in global temperatures.‎

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