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The public forum portion of the Rise of the Fourth World conference in 2014 showcases the former national chief AFN, Ovide Mercredi; Special Rapporteur, Rodolfo Stavenhagen; Peruvian economist and advisor to Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations, Luis Vittor; former president of Sami Parliament in Norway, Sven-Roald Nysto; Professor of Research and Maori and Indigenous Studies, Roger Maaka; and Commissioner Wilton Littlechild.
Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen joins host Andrew Thompson in this special edition of Inside the Issues for a discussion on indigenous rights. What are the unique challenges facing indigenous peoples today? What is the role and goal of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues? And, how are countries, including Canada, doing when it comes to addressing indigenous rights issues?
This article by National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, discusses FPIC as an aspect of Indigenous people's inherent right to self-determination. He states that Indigenous peoples have rights to make decisions about the land, laws, and resources. Planning decisions cannot be made without Indigenous people's FPIC and must be free from oppression, outside interference, and negative impacts. Bellegarde calls on the Canadian government to adopt the declaration within federal legislation and to address the human rights violations that are occurring in Canada.
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.
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.
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.