Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations: John Dillon
The federal government can’t pass off responsibility to the Northern Gateway pipeline’s sponsor.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, pictured in this file photo. Ottawa must respect indigenous peoples’ rights to free, prior, and informed consent when resource extraction or transportation projects are first conceived, as affirmed by the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, writes John Dillon. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright