Co-Governance in Marine Protected Areas

In the wake of BC’s historic decision to enshrine the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law, CFN-GBI and West Coast Environmental Law teamed up to explore future possibilities in co-governance within a marine context.

The final report, Literature Review & Analysis of Shared Indigenous and Crown Governance in Marine Protected Areas, describes how MPAs are one important way of achieving true Nation-to-Nation or Inuit-to-Crown relationships, which uphold the Crown’s constitutional obligations while creating space for healthy interaction between Canadian and Indigenous laws.

Download the full report here (pdf).