Indigenous Environmental Law Papers. 2007.
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)