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Indigenous peoples key to balancing environment with resource development

The World is watching to see how Canada proceeds—as evidenced by successive United Nations and Amnesty International reports on the poor treatment of our peoples. Our indigenous peoples are an untapped and neglected on-the-land asset—and it is time we changed that.

If Canada is to succeed in addressing climate change and becoming a global leader in environmental protection and management it needs to engage experts who know the land best, yet have been mostly ignored: indigenous peoples.