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Literature Review & Analysis of Shared Indigenous and Crown Governance in Marine Protected Areas

WCEL + CFN Analysis: Co-Governance in MPAs
Subject: 
Marine protection, co-governance, MPAs
Author: 
Coastal First Nations
West Coast Environmental Law
Summary: 

In the wake of BC’s historic decision to enshrine the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative and West Coast Environmental Law teamed up to explore future possibilities in co-governance within a marine context.

This final report describes how MPAs are one important way of achieving true Nation-to-Nation or Inuit-to-Crown relationships, which uphold the Crown’s constitutional obligations while creating space for healthy interaction between Canadian and Indigenous laws.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2019
Publication Pages: 
92
Publication Format: 
PDF