Tŝilhqot’in Impact Assessment

Over two years, TNG will develop an Impact Assessment Framework for the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, seeking to reflect the Nation’s vision and values and promote respect for Tŝilhqot’in rights and Title.

To help us in this work, we have teamed up with the Centre for Environmental Assessment Research (CEAR) and the University of British Columbia (UBC).

UBC is collaborating with TNG by providing researchers, experts and funding to help outline cumulative effects and ensure they are considering in the assessment process, something that is important for the Tŝilhqot’in Impact Assessment Framework.

Our engagement will also inform how the Tŝilhqot’in Nation engages with other government when projects are proposed in the Territory.

Your Input

The Impact Assessment Team has created a document from their meetings, interviews and discussions in the Nation. Please make sure you have read the document prior to providing your input. At this time, you must be a Tŝilhqot’in member to provide input. The document can be accessed on the Tsilhqot’in Deni webpage.

Objectives

  1. Establish the process for impact assessments (IAs) in the Territory;
  2. Establish the decision-making criteria for approving or rejecting proposed projects; and
  3. Establish when an assessment should happen

Benefits of an Impact Assessment Framework

  1. To exercise Tŝilhqot’in jurisdiction over nen (land, water and resources).
  2. To strengthen the Nation to deal with project proposals in an efficient and effective manner reflective of Tŝilhqot’in vision and value.
  3. To give Tŝilhqot’in members the opportunity to shape how their Nation approaches major project decisions and how members can participate and inform future decision-making.
  4. To provide clarity to potential proponents about how the Tŝilhqot’in Nation makes decisions and how free, prior and informed consent and other international human rights can be respected when considering projects on Tŝilhqot’in nen.
  5. To tell BC and Canada about the Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s expectations for future impact assessments of projects on Tŝilhqot’in nen.

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