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Understanding Consultation and Engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Resource Development Legal and Regulatory

Understanding Consultation and Engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Resource Development

Brendan Boyd and Sophie Lorefice

The School of Public Policy Publications
Volume 12 • Issue 22 • August 2019
This is a summary of the broader study published externally. A review of documents related to resource development and the duty to consult demonstrates the different worldviews the three groups of Indigenous Peoples, industry and government each has on these subjects. The review attempts to explain differences in these perspectives in an effort to inform consultation and public policy moving forward.

Understanding consultation and engagement of Indigenous Peoples in resource development: A policy framing approach Legal and Regulatory

Understanding consultation and engagement of Indigenous Peoples in resource development: A policy framing approach

Brendan Boyd and Sophie Lorefice

Canadian Public Administration
Volume 61 • Issue 4 • Dec 2018
Understanding that conflict over consultation emerges because actors frame the issues differently is an important first step in improving consultation and engagement with Indigenous groups in resource development decisions. [[This paper discusses the use of a policy framing approach to provide insight into why disputes may occur surrounding resource development projects and Indigenous Peoples. ]] The authors present different frames likely to be present in resource development and consultation and compare these using publicly available documents produced by Indigenous groups and communities, governments and industry.