The Solutions Agenda
A preview of our upcoming catalyst paper
The overarching critical imperative that must be addressed is to recognize the contributions of First Nations communities and to settle outstanding land claims as soon as possible. Outstanding land claims will continue to ensure protracted disputes over future land development, as will the persistence to expand a traditional extractive rather than sustainable natural resource development. We live in a time of wicked, messy problems that cannot be solved by any one sector, any one discipline, and one government or First Nations acting alone: the challenges we face demand unprecedented collaboration and coordination. Similarly, contested land use conflict will continue without new forms of community engagement and enlarged decision-making contexts in a highly connected and sophisticated Internet society. New models of collaborative leadership, rather than competitive old boy heckling, are urgently needed, to implement these on-the-ground solutions.