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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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Northern Public Affairs - The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
Report

2016 - English - Moderate

Northern Public Affairs - The Right to Free,...

Northern Public Affairs


This magazine issue is a compilation of the voices of Indigenous Peoples in Canada through a collection of informative articles as well as poetry and art. The focus of this issue is on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as told and understood by various Indigenous individuals. It is a fantastic resource that gives many examples of why FPIC is important in Canada.

Free, Prior & Informed Consent and the Future of Inuit Self-Determination
Essay

2016 - English - Technical

Free, Prior & Informed Consent and the Futur...

Obed Natan


This article describes how Indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) is an important tool in the work of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), a national representative organization for Inuit peoples in Canada. FPIC is viewed as an important tool that ensures Inuit participation in decision-making with government, as demonstrated in a comparison of two projects in which FPIC was and was not used appropriately.

Title is with me
Essay

This article is based on two presentations at the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Forum of 2015, by Chief Roger William. These presentations were made following the legal process that began in 1998 which resulted in the 2014 declaration by the Supreme Court of Canada recognizing Tsilhqot’in title. He suggests that in recognizing the land title of First Peoples, consent is now required for development.

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Through “Free Prior Informed Consent”: Reflections from the Bolivian Case
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Thr...

Fontana Lorenza, Grugel Jean


This article looks at the challenges of Indigenous community participation as a way of fostering inclusion in decision-making actions. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes in Bolivia are explored where Indigenous communities are informed and consulted before development projects begin. The article explores tensions in current FPIC processes that form a barrier in participatory and inclusive governance structures.

Indigenous Consent and Natural Resource Extraction: Foundations for a Made-in-Canada Approach
Scientific Paper

2017 - English - Moderate

Indigenous Consent and Natural Resource Extr...

Papillon Martin, Rodon Thierry


Controversy over the interpretation of FPIC as a "veto" is a major roadblock to Canada's implementation of UNDRIP.

UNDRIP Implementation: Braiding International, Domestic and Indigenous Laws
Report

This document takes a look at the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada where there is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.

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