Browsing by Author "Potes, Verónica"
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- ItemOpen AccessConsultation with Aboriginal Peoples in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region: Is it Meeting the Crown's Legal Obligations?(Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2007) Passelac-Ross, Monique; Potes, Verónica
- ItemOpen AccessCrown Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples in Oil Sands Development: Is it Adequate, Is it Legal?(Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2007) Passelac-Ross, Monique; Potes, VerónicaThe environmental and social impacts of oil sands development are generally well documented. As the development intensifies, concerns over these impacts have multiplied. Because oil sands operations in the Athabasca region are located on lands traditionally and currently used by First Nation and Métis peoples, these impacts particularly affect the local Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal peoples have raised concerns about environmental and socio-economic impacts since the early days of oil sands development in the 1960s. Unfortunately, these effects are not well understood and are only beginning to be documented. The question this paper seeks to address is the following: how is Alberta fulfilling its constitutional obligations to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples in the oil sands development process?