Indigenous peoples and many local communities have unique protocols, procedures, rules, and regulations (referred to as 'protocols') that regulate their interactions within and between communities and with the territories and areas upon which they depend. Protocols provide clarity to community members about rights, responsibilities, and appropriate behaviour. Respecting and acting according to community protocols helps ensure social cohesion and reinforces customary laws, values, and decision- making processes.
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Categories: Community Engagement Practices, Indigenous Peoples and Consent