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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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Public forum on Internationalization of Indigenous Rights
Video & Podcast

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.

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our Future
Report

2015 - English - Moderate

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our F...

Stankovitch Mara


This comprehensive report of the global conference on community participatory mapping in Indigenous peoples' territories showcases how to use maps to assert rights to Indigenous lands, territories, and resources. Maps are also presented as a tool for the sustainable management of resources, monitoring, for governance, and as a research methodology.

Canadian Mining Projects in the Territory of the Diaguitas Huasco Altinos Agricultural Community in Chile
Report

2016 - English - Moderate

Canadian Mining Projects in the Territory of...

Observatorio Ciudadano


This report examines the human rights impacts of two mining projects in the territory of the Diaguitas Huasco Altinos Agricultural Community (known in Spanish as the Comunidad Agrícola de Los Diaguitas Huasco Altinos [CADHA]), an indigenous community settled in Huasco Province, in the Atacama region of Chile.

Who Controls the Territory and the Resources? Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as a Contested Human Rights Practice in Bolivia
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Advanced

Who Controls the Territory and the Resources...

Schilling-Vacaflor Almut


The article scrutinizes the struggles over prior consultation and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and analyses the divergent interpretations of what this right would entail in Bolivia. Similar conversations have played an important role in resource conflicts across Latin America.

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.

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.

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