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Raivo Uukkivi Discusses The Intersection of Aboriginal and Environmental Law in Law Times

11/28/2017

Raivo Uukkivi was quoted in the article “Where Aboriginal Law and Environmental Law Intersect” published by the Law Times.

Writes Dale Smith: “As more environmental assessments for projects are taking traditional knowledge and consultation with indigenous peoples into account, lawyers say there can sometimes be a collision between project proponents and the duty to consult as outlined in s. 35 of the Constitution…. When a process that involves indigenous participation is underway, lawyers need to ensure that there is a duty to consult on the project and whether the framework that has been established is sufficient or adequate to address and discharge that duty.”

Says Raivo: “When I look at how we’re going to work through the environmental assessment process, it’s very much on the front of our minds to make sure that [in] the process there is adequate engagement.”

Read the full article here.

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