Community protocols: Can they be a tool for more balanced interest based negotiation between companies, communities and governments?

Given our recent work to better understand how greater transparency around extractives revenues might affect Indigenous Peoples, and CBI’s body of work in company-community consensus building, we were invited to attend an international symposium on community protocols, hosted by Natural Justice, and the Henrich Boell Foundation.

Eighty-five (85) participants from NGOs, academic institutions and foundations from all over the world gathered at the Heinrich Boll Foundation headquarters in Berlin on April 14th to discuss findings from a recent project on community protocols: Community Protocols and the Extractive Sector.


An Ethical Space for Dialogue about Difficult History: Fostering Critical Thinking Amongst Students in Canada’s Northwest Territories & Nunavut

The territorial education departments developed a mandatory curriculum module regarding the history and legacy of the Canadian governments’ former policies of assimilation, and forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families to residential schools. This article presents a study conducted in collaboration with the territorial departments of education in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, evaluating the curriculum initiative. It examines how Northern Canadian youth connect difficult history with their identity, and become capable of and committed to community and civic engagement in their own lives.

Published in peer-reviewed journal, Arctic Yearbook.