WATER STEWARDSHIP FORUM 1: Exploring Indigenous Water Law
Collaborative consent is a concept that offers significant potential to help address the challenges of co-governance, related to fresh water, between Canada and Indigenous nations. Case studies from the Mackenzie River Basin and from around the world, demonstrate the kind of innovative, respectful, and shared-decision making processes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments, which can refresh relationships and help move beyond legal battles and positional politics.
This presentation will introduce the concept of collaborative consent, outline some of the hallmarks of this new approach based on real-world examples, and highlight the specific opportunity to adopt collaborative consent in freshwater decision-making in B.C.
Session Category : Forums