First Nations have their own laws, based upon their relationship with their lands and waters. CIER commissioned six papers by Indigenous scholars, lawyers, and leaders that explored these questions:
Each paper is available below.
John Borrows - Indigenous Environmental Laws: Purpose, Scope, Recognition, Interpretation and Enforcement (163 KB)
Phil Fontaine - Indigenous Customary Law and the Environment (66.6 KB)
Val Napoleon and Richard Overstall - Indigenous Environmental Laws: Some Issues, Considerations and Experiences (183 KB)
Moses Okimaw - Indigenous Environmental Law: CIER Research Question (6.02 MB)
Christopher Paci - Environmental Governance Literature Review Research Report (20.7 MB)
Judith Sayers - Indigenous Environmental Laws: CIER Research Question Response (7.61 MB)