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Step by Step: Final Report for the Shared Decision Making in BC Project
This document presents the findings of the SDM in BC Project, highlighting the origin of SDM Agreements and the drivers that led to their development, their scope and intent, and their strengths and weaknesses. This report also examines how lessons and insights from the negotiation and implementation of SDM Agreements might inform on-going efforts to advance reconciliation, particularly in the context of uncertainty following recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The Final Report concludes with proposals for next steps, including support for an ongoing community of practice.
Step by Step: Executive Summary of the Final Report for the Shared Decision Making in BC Project
The Executive Summary provides an overview of findings of the Step by Step report, highlighting key lessons and insights from the SDM in BC Project.
Other SDM in BC Reports
An introduction to tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluation of SDM Agreements. The guide is intended for convenors, practitioners, and participants involved in the implementation of SDM Agreements, to answer the all-important question, “is this working?”
A discussion paper exploring the meaning of the term ‘shared decision making’ as it has come to be understood in the context of negotiated agreements between the Crown and First Nations in BC and examining how different aspects of decision making related to land and resource management are currently ‘shared’ under SDM Agreements. The paper has been prepared jointly by the SDM in BC Project Team and staff from West Coast Environmental Law.
An introduction to government-to-government engagement models used in SDM Agreements. These models replace or augment existing referrals processes with a consensus-seeking framework that seeks to generate shared recommendations on land and resource management activities.
A summary and preliminary analysis of 25 semi-structured interviews conducted with First Nation and provincial practitioners involved in the development and implementation of SDM agreements in British Columbia.
A summary of preliminary research into non-treaty SDM Agreements in BC by Dovetail Consulting.
SDM Agreement Profiles
- Coastal First Nations Amended Reconciliation Protocol
- Gitanyow Huwilp Recognition and Reconciliation Agreement
- Kaska Dena Council Strategic Engagement Agreement
- Ktunaxa Strategic Engagement Agreement
- Nanwakolas Framework Agreement & Reconciliation Protocol
- Stó:lo First Nations Strategic Engagement Agreement Pilot
- Tahltan Nation Shared Decision-Making Agreement
- Taku River Tlingit - Wóoshtin Yan Too.Aat: Land and Resources Management and Shared Decision Making Agreement
- Tsilqot'in Framework Agreement