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Images for the Law Case Study

The Save the Fraser Declaration pdf is an indigenous law banning tar sands pipelines and tankers from crossing BC, signed by representatives of over 130 First Nations. To read the full pdf, go to Save the Fraser Declaration

Video for the Introduction of the Case Study

Gateway: The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline A film by Ben Paull

Secondary Videos for Potential Use

Original Enbridge Nother Gateway Pipeline Route Animation


Question References

Aboriginal Rights

Borrows, John. "With or without you: First Nations law (in Canada)." McGill LJ 41 (1995): 629.

Why BC First Nations Oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline

Case Study References

Northern Gateway. Project Outline. Retrieved on May 20, 2016 at

Additional Resources

Huff Article [1]

Huseman Article [2]

Urquhart Article[3]

Tar Sands and Indigenous lands:

Preston Article [4]

O’Faircheallaigh Article [5]

Indigenous Foundations Website [6]


  1. Huff, A. (1991) Resource development and human rights: A look at the case of the Lubicon Cree Indian Nation of Canada. Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. 10. 161. Retrieved on:
  2. Huseman, J. and Short, D. (2012) A slow industrial genocide’: tar sands and the indigenous peoples of northern Alberta. The International Journal of Human Rights 16 (1). 216-237. Retrieved from:
  3. Urquhart, I. (2010) Between the Sands and a Hard Place?: Aboriginal Peoples and the Oil Sands. Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Working Paper 10-005. 9-12. Retreived from:
  4. Preston, J. (2013) Neoliberal settler colonialism, Canada and the tar sands. Race & Class 55 (2), 42-59. Retrieved from:
  5. O’Faircheallaigh, C., and Ali, A., eds. (2008) Earth Matters : Indigenous Peoples, the Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility. Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GBR: Greenleaf Publishing. Retrieved from:
  6. Indigenous Foundations. Home Page. Retrieved on May 20, 2016 at: