Posts by Jason Tockman

Jason Tockman

About Jason Tockman

Jason Tockman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, with support from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and studies indigenous rights and the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in the Americas.

BC NDP-Green agreement commits to Indigenous consent

Jun 15, 2017
In their power-sharing agreement, the BC New Democrat and Green parties commit to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2014 Tsilhqot’in decision, calling the documents “foundational” to their shared policy agenda. Central to both is Indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent when… View Article

Distinguishing consent from veto in an era of reconciliation

Apr 10, 2017
An unfortunate legacy of the Harper era in Canada is that public officials and the media often conflate the right to consent for projects or policies that could affect Indigenous peoples with veto power. That error is not supported by Canadian or international law, and is at odds with the goal of reconciliation between Aboriginal… View Article