Globally, Indigenous Peoples comprise less than five per cent of the world’s population, but protect 80 per cent of the planet’s biodiversity. Because Indigenous knowledge of lands and waters has evolved over thousands of years, many are looking at Indigenous governance models to help address the global climate and biodiversity crises.
To understand how re-establishing Indigenous governance models can support better land-use, we helped create “Land Governance: Past, Present, Future”. We hope this series of videos will promote conversations about land governance in Canada.
“Land Governance: Present”, the second video in the “Land Governance” series highlights the current land-management crisis in Canada and how this has motivated the Indigenous-led Land Back movement. It explores what happens when two systems of law and governance come head-to-head and articulates the need for difficult conversations and activism.
Learn more about Indigenous governance and the Land Back movement
- The Rise of the First Nations Land Management Regime in Canada: A Critical Analysis (report)
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (report)
- The Wet’suwet’en, Aboriginal Title, and the Rule of Law: An Explainer (blog)
- Drawing Law from the Land (video)
- Nibi Declaration (video)