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.
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.
- Establish the process for impact assessments (IAs) in the Territory;
- Establish the decision-making criteria for approving or rejecting proposed projects; and
- Establish when an assessment should happen
Benefits of an Impact Assessment Framework
- To exercise Tŝilhqot’in jurisdiction over nen (land, water and resources).
- To strengthen the Nation to deal with project proposals in an efficient and effective manner reflective of Tŝilhqot’in vision and value.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Impact Assessment Resources
- An Introduction to EIA, and Canada Federal Impact Assessment Act Presented by Kevin Hanna
- Overview of BC EA Process and Opportunities for Indigenous Participation Presented by Dominique Nouvet
- Indigenous-led Impact Assessment Presented by Jeff Nishima-Miller
- Squamish Nation Environmental Assessment Process Presented by Aaron Bruce