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This paper presents a series of reflections about the implementation of free, prior and informed consent (“FPIC”) in the context of natural resource extraction, using a case study of The Mary River Mine in Nunavut, Canada. A Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) that was conducted by an Inuit media organization, IsumaTV, was used to examine the way that FPIC was being applied and the impacts of the mine on Inuit peoples.
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.
Rise of the Fourth World Conference June 11-13, 2014. Video shot by Nathan from the Commons Studio at the Working Centre and edited by students of the WLU Indigenous Health and Social Justice Research Group at the Queen Street Commons Studio. In this video, Ovide Mercredi presents the Indigenous experience of colonization and the important of maintaining a strong cultural identity in the face of oppression.
This is the final thematic report of James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur it addresses human rights concerns of indigenous peoples relating to extractive industries. The report advances understanding of content and implications of international human rights standards relevant to these concerns.