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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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Impacts of FSC Certification in the Canadian Boreal Forest: Exploring Partnerships between Forest Companies and Aboriginal Peoples
Report

2009 - English - Moderate

Impacts of FSC Certification in the Canadian...

Teitelbaum Sara


This research project aims to investigate the influence of FSC certification on relationships between forest companies and Aboriginal communities in Canada’s boreal forest.

Participatory Rights in the Ontario Mining Sector: An International Human Rights Perspective
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Moderate

Participatory Rights in the Ontario Mining S...

Collins Lynda, Simons Penelope


This document looks at the changes to the Ontario Mining Act in relation to FPIC.

Collaborative Consent: A Nation-to-Nation Path to Partnership with Indigenous Governments
Report

2015 - English - Moderate

Collaborative Consent: A Nation-to-Nation Pa...

Ishkonigan, Inc


This published piece looks at resource extraction in Canada in relation to UNDRIP and FPIC.

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Certification: A Review of the Canadian Situation
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Technical

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Certification:...

Innes John L., Larson Bruce, Tikina Anna V. et al.


This article examines forest certification in reference to Aboriginals in Canada.

Jennifer Preston talks about Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Video & Podcast

2009 - English - Simple

Jennifer Preston talks about Rights of Indig...

Preston Jennifer


Jennifer Preston is with the Canadian Friends Service Committee, a Canadian Quaker organization. She was actively involved in the creation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In this video, she shares her thoughts about the documents and its practical implications for Canada.

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.

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