In the 2004 Haida decision, a Supreme Court of Canada unanimously established the basic principles of the duty to consult and made it clear that the duty of consultation and accommodation rests with the Crown. The judge decided that third parties, such as . B a forestry company cannot be held responsible for the Crown`s inability to advise and house itself, but it does not fully absolt society of responsibility for the protection of Aboriginal people and contractual rights. Treaties and other agreements are important instruments for First Nations to develop sustainable, healthy and resilient communities. These agreements help build relationships with First Nations, resolve conflicts, or resolve development issues in traditional territories. The confrontation on Meares Island is seen as a turning point, as it was the first time that Aboriginal title was considered important enough to warrant an injunction against logging. The Meares Island case also led to the formation of the provincial Ministry of Native Affairs (which in the meantime became the Department of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation), whose Prime Minister was Frank Calder, Premier of Canada`s Indigenous Cabinet. This awareness requires effective relationship and communication with local Aboriginal communities. Once this happens, you will be better able to gain knowledge about how Aboriginal cultural and spiritual interests are influenced by the actions of your client or employer. B.C. works with indigenous leaders, government authorities, industry, local authorities and the public to support reconciliation and related agreements. The majority of indigenous communities are closely linked to forests, and about 1.4 million hectares (3.46 million hectares) of reserves throughout the country are adapted to natural resources such as forestry, hunting, fishing, fishing and herb and medicinal crop crops. For many indigenous communities, the recognition of rights and a role in the forest industry is the high cost of long legal battles, boycotts, barricades and negotiations.
The inclusion of indigenous peoples in forest plans is seen by some companies as an obstacle, inconvenience and additional costs. Provincial governments are sometimes in the midst of an attempt to obtain contractual rights and meet obligations to forestry companies and local economies dependent on forestry. The provincial government has a number of important documents that deduce the ongoing relationship with the Aboriginal peoples of B.C: by entering into contracts in 1991, the contracting parties seek to establish new relationships with First Nations, ensure security through ownership, exploitation and management of land and resources, and improve economic opportunities for First Nations British Columbia and all Canadians.