2021 GPC Policy and Motion Development Process
Editing and refining policy, amendment, and directive ideas
G21-P037 Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Control and Veto Over Resource Projects and Endeavours Impacting Their Traditional Lands and Territories
In keeping with UNDRIP’s requirement of “free, informed and prior consent”, the 1763 Royal Proclamation recognizing special collective Indigenous Rights to self-determination, and G18-P002, Canada must legally recognize that Indigenous Peoples have collective rights to a veto over resource projects and any endeavor impacting their traditional lands and territories.
To recognize Indigenous Peoples’ sovereignty, title and effective control over their lands, territories and natural resources.
This policy will enable Indigenous Peoples to control their own socio-economic development, thereby making Canada a more just and equitable society and will aid environmental protection.
Supporting Comments from Submitter:
UNDRIP – United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007.
Royal Proclamation 1763.
G18-P002 Constitutional Respect for Indigenous and Treaty Rights: The GPC supports the amendment of the Constitution of Canada to ensure that it is consistent with the recognition and protection of indigenous and treaty rights at all levels of government.
Joint Recommendations by the Indigenous Nations appearing before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Committee of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) August 13, 2017, and resolution of support by Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly 25 July 2019 Resolution 32/2019.
Boreal Leadership Council report of September 2015 titled "Understanding Successful Approaches to Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada. Part I" and "Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada" published September 2012.
Ecological Wisdom, Sustainability, Participatory Democracy, Social Justice, Respect for Diversity, Non-Violence.
Relation to Existing Policy:
Add to current GPC policy.
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