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In July 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released two major decisions on the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous peoples. Those decisions provide important guidance that can help to ensure Indigenous peoples’ constitutional rights are better recognized and respected moving forward.
This article touches on Canada's 150th celebration and how it translates into 150 years of colonialism for Aboriginals in Canada.
The Indigenous Right Radio uses the power of community radio to inform Indigenous Peoples of their rights. Through Indigenous voices, the organization has created a series of 20 Public Service Announcements where they explain the most important aspects of UNDRIP and how to exercise the right to FPIC.
This article published in the Harvard International Review, describes a collaborative project between Conservation International (CI) and an Indigenous Advisory Group based in Guyana to develop guidelines about what FPIC looks like and how it is applied. The three stages that were identified through this collaborative process are discussed including; gathering needed information for the FPIC project, collaborating with community members, and ensuring accountability to the community.
This excellent plain language manual describes Free Prior and Informed Consent for Indigenous communities and provides 4 steps in the FPIC process: Community mobilization, Negotiation, Decision Making, Project Monitoring. The manual ends with a discussion of ways to get a fair deal between communities and companies.
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.