Indigenous leaders push for creation of mandatory elders wisdom panels on resource projects – CBC

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Indigenous leaders push for creation of mandatory elders wisdom panels on resource projects – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202160 Views

The goal is to improve consultation with local Indigenous groups when projects are proposed

Some Indigenous leaders are hopeful the Alberta government will act on a recent recommendation from the Allan report to create elders wisdom panels, which could be involved whenever a major natural resources project is proposed in the province.

The intent of the panels would to bridge the divide that often exists between Indigenous communities, government officials and industry, when projects like pipelines and transmission lines are proposed.

The panels are one of the recommendations of the recent inquiry by commissioner Steve Allan, a long-delayed and controversial report into alleged anti-Alberta energy campaigns. While the report’s conclusions about the role foreign money played in cancelling resource projects were largely inconclusive and found no illegal behaviour, some Indigenous leaders don’t want the specific recommendation about elder-led projects to be forgotten.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/bakx-elders-wisdom-panels-alberta-allan-inquiry-1.6278014

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