Knowledge is Power

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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Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or beyond Sustainable Development?
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or bey...

Beling Adrian, Vanhulst Julien


This paper sets out to review the content of Buen vivir (‘good living’) as an emergent discourse, reflecting on its genesis and contributions to the sustainability debate, as well as on incipient attempts at its institutionalization.

In this document the learnings from the collaborative project "on consultation and consent". It summarizes the issues brought up by multiple Indigenous Peoples that participated in the process. It highlights the importance of the themes of land titling, acknowledgement of ancestral lands, and the resistance to government and industry pressures.

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos mineros y energéticos
Manual

2012 - Español - Moderate

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos miner...

Herrera Federico, Jimeno Santoyo Gladys, Sánchez Walter et al.


This guide provides information specific for Colombian Indigenous groups. It mentions the specific legislation within the country supporting their rights. It also makes reference to FPIC. It provides relevant information as to the allies within the region.

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress with 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' Since the World Commission on Dams
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Advanced

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress w...

Cariño Joji, Colchester Marcus


This article examines how policy has developed to promote FPIC from 2000-2010 both as a human rights law and for extraction industry best practice. The article calls for more clarity around government power to control resource exploitation, since FPIC is not often upheld by industry and governments. The article also advocates for communities right to FPIC.

FPIC: The Right to Decide
Brief Summary

These short website and booklet are designed to be a first approach of what FPIC is. It was developed by the IRRG group, with input from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the support of two international designers. The website can be visited on mobile devices and the booklet can be freely printed and distributed.

The Crown’s Constitutional Duty to Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Report

2008 - English - Advanced

The Crown’s Constitutional Duty to Consult a...

Morellato Maria


In this report from the National Centre for First Nations Governance, Morellato discusses the importance of the Government’s duty to consult Aboriginal people with respect to their traditional lands, resources, and governance. She argues that the decisions made by the Crown can either facilitate Indigenous governance and self-determination or can extend injustice, marginalization and poverty. Important cases in Canadian law are examined followed by recommendations for consultation and reconciliation.

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