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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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Negotiating "Meaningful Participation" for Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Mining
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Negotiating "Meaningful Participation" for I...

Lynette Carter, Ruwhiu Diane


This paper aims to explore the importance of meaningful participation for Indigenous peoples within the complex and highly political context of mining and mineral extraction. The aim is to consider the multi-dimensional nature of the mining context that takes into account the discursive landscape that frames the often disparate perspectives of corporate, state and Indigenous communities.

This interview with Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie James—Nunavik—Eeyou, discusses the importance of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous peoples and how it can be applied in Canada. James Bay, in Northern Quebec, is discussed as an example for positive applications of FPIC. A private members’ bill Saganash is proposing is also discussed.

Is free, prior and informed consent a form of corporate social responsibility?
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

Is free, prior and informed consent a form o...

Rodhouse Toyah, Vanclay Frank


Organizations across the world are starting to include Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and human rights standards in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) documents. The authors of this article argue characteristics of CSR are not inherently well-matched with tenants of basic human rights and FPIC is often included in CSR documents to serve the role of preventing societal backlash against corporate actions.

Indigenous peoples and mining position statement
Official Statement

2013 - English - Moderate

Indigenous peoples and mining position state...

International Council on Mining and Minerals


This report by the International Council on Mining and Minerals discusses how mining companies plan to honour the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in order to create a mutually respectful and meaningful relationship that is beneficial to both Indigenous communities and companies in the extractive sector.

Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Moderate

Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the E...

Davis Rachel, Franks Daniel


Stakeholder-related risks in the extractive sector have risen rapidly over the last two decades. Time and time again, companies have experienced how negative environmental impacts – can generate significant negative social impacts as well, for example on local community health and livelihoods.

Indigenous Peoples Communities of African Descent Extractive Industries
Report

This report documents the various industrial projects being conducted in Latin America with minimal supervision and ownership in the protection of Indigenous lands.