Indigenous Sovereignty: Consent for Mining on Indigenous Lands

The Indigenous Sovereignty: Implementing Consent for Mining on Indigenous Lands is a new report prepared by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC) setting out 25 recommendations which, if implemented, would compel mining companies and prospectors to secure the approval of First Nation governments in order to obtain consent-based access to First Nations' lands. They would further be required to agree and abide by conditions set by those First Nations governments.

The report is, in part, a response to the Province's lack of progress on implementing the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the "Declaration Act") since its enactment in 2019.