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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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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

2013 - English - Moderate

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

Asia Pacific Forum

This manual aims to support National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the promotion and protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples, as outlined in UNDRIP. Chapter 3 of the report (p. 19), discusses the provisions relating to self-determination and Indigenous governance and their significance, including the use of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent as an extension of consultation processes.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and FPIC: Canada is overdue on implementation

This article by National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, discusses FPIC as an aspect of Indigenous people's inherent right to self-determination. He states that Indigenous peoples have rights to make decisions about the land, laws, and resources. Planning decisions cannot be made without Indigenous people's FPIC and must be free from oppression, outside interference, and negative impacts. Bellegarde calls on the Canadian government to adopt the declaration within federal legislation and to address the human rights violations that are occurring in Canada.

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.

UNDRIP Implementation: Braiding International, Domestic and Indigenous Laws

This document takes a look at the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada where there is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.

The Ruse of Consent and the Anatomy of 'Refusal': Cases from Indigenous North America and Australia
Scientific Paper

2017 - English - Advanced

The Ruse of Consent and the Anatomy of 'Refu...

Simpson Audra

This article takes the notion of ‘refusal’ to be an alternative to recognition politics in settler colonial society. This is argued as alternative with recourse to ethnographic examples that highlight the way in which ‘consent’ operates as a technique of recognition and simultaneous dispossession in historical cases from Indigenous North America and Australia.

At the Rise of the Fourth World Conference in 2014, Rodolfo Stavenhagen presented on contemporary Indigenous issues, including health, equity, and self-determination.

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