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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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Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Canada
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Impl...

Papillon Martin, Rodon Thierry


Focusing on the Canadian context, this article discusses the roots and implications of a pro- ponent-driven model for seeking Indigenous consent to natural resource extraction on their traditional lands. Building on two case studies, the paper argues that negotiated consent through IBAs offers a truncated version of FPIC from the perspective of the communities involved.

Understanding FPIC - From assertion and assumption on ‘free, prior and informed consent’ to a new model for Indigenous engagement on resource development
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Advanced

Understanding FPIC - From assertion and assu...

Coates Ken, Favel Blaine


This report explores the meaning of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC), and how it interacts with current Canadian law and practice. Several recommendations are provided on how the Trudeau government can fulfill its promise to incorporate FPIC into the existing Canadian system without negatively impacting Indigenous communities or economic development.

Building Sustainable Partnerships: Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Extractive Industry in Global Perspective
Report

2016 - English - Moderate

Building Sustainable Partnerships: Aborigina...

Rice Roberta


This knowledge synthesis report identifies key factors in the building of sustainable partnerships between Aboriginal communities and extractive industry proponents seeking to work on traditional lands. The objectives of the study are to highlight promising policies and practices, to identify gaps in the literature that need to be filled, and to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of ideas between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and rights holders on the topic.

This toolkit for negotiations to develop IBAs focuses primarily on the mining industry in Canada, Latin America, and Australia. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to other industries and regions. It is meant to be a resource for Aboriginal groups negotiating with industry and government.