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Indigenous Water Laws, Planning & Capacity Building


  • Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the provincial and federal governments’ Memorandum of Understanding (May 2020) where water is included as one of the immediate areas of jurisdiction to be addressed. MoU updates


  • UVic Environmental Law Centre and Indigenous Law Research Unit - Water Laws: Lessons from Indigenous and Colonial Stewardship: The project team will work with three Indigenous communities to map their Indigenous water laws and draw parallels between Indigenous water stewardship and licensed water user behaviour.

  • Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land Air and Water (RELAW): RELAW is a project of West Coast Environmental Law and the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria. Through the RELAW project, participating Indigenous nations will work with community researchers and lawyers to develop a written summary of legal principles related to environmental governance and land and resources for their nation.

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