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This website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and consultation.


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The path to reconciliation starts with consent
News Article

2016 - English - Moderate

The path to reconciliation starts with consent

Iacobucci Frank

This article explains how FPIC is part of reconciliation and advocates for consultation. It also explains that recent focus on reconciliation came from a call-out by the UN in 2005. It mentions why consent is important and presents some barriers in the way of conversation between Indigenous Peoples and the government.

Is free, prior and informed consent a form of corporate social responsibility?
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

Is free, prior and informed consent a form o...

Rodhouse Toyah, Vanclay Frank

Organizations across the world are starting to include Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and human rights standards in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) documents. The authors of this article argue characteristics of CSR are not inherently well-matched with tenants of basic human rights and FPIC is often included in CSR documents to serve the role of preventing societal backlash against corporate actions.

Free Prior and Informed Consent: An Indigenous Peoples' Right and a Good Practice for Local Communities

2016 - English - Simple

Free Prior and Informed Consent: An Indigeno...

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This manual serves as an introduction to the FPIC for organizations that approach this concept for the first time. It delivers a general vision of FPIC and how to apply it in organizations in a consistent way.

This toolkit for negotiations to develop IBAs focuses primarily on the mining industry in Canada, Latin America, and Australia. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to other industries and regions. It is meant to be a resource for Aboriginal groups negotiating with industry and government.

Inside the Issues 3.28 | Indigenous Rights in Global Governance
Video & Podcast

In this video, Dr. Terry Mitchell and José Aylwin share their perspectives on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the global context. With Indigenous rights becoming more well-recognized worldwide following the development of UNDRIP, it is time to develop national policies that recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Synthesis of Literature on FPIC
Scientific Paper

This synthesis introduces, defines, and describes the origins of FPIC in international law. Next, the report provides an overview of FPIC in Canada, then describes the status of FPIC in the Canadian extractive sector. The report closes by identifying and summarizing current trends in research on FPIC.

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