Governance Back: Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Reclaiming Relationships With Land
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Aimée Craft, Rachel Plotkin
Partners: Decolonizing Water
Biodiversity, Environmental rights Boreal forest, land use, Indigenous protected and conserved areas, Indigenous Peoples, conservation
This report from the David Suzuki Foundation and Decolonizing Water Project sets out to profile some of the approaches to restore Indigenous land governance.
To research it, a literature review was conducted and leaders in land governance were interviewed. Some of the initiatives profiled in this report are steps in a process toward land reclamation, while others are ends in themselves.
The case studies include creative vehicles for sharing the land, mechanisms for incorporating Indigenous law, and templates for returning/reclaiming decision-making to Indigenous Peoples so that they can assume their responsibilities to the land and/or practise their inherent forms of land stewardship.