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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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Ovide Mercredi Opening Keynote
Video & Podcast

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.

The Internationalization of Indigenous Rights UNDRIP in the Canadian Context
eBook

2014 - English - Technical

The Internationalization of Indigenous Right...

Mitchell Terry


The emergence of an international rights regime is a matter of both national and international importance that points to a critical yet oft-ignored governance issue – Indigenous rights. With the adoption of UNDRIP, states formally recognized the distinct status of indigenous peoples, as well as the international obligation to protect and promote their human rights. UNDRIP serves to reinforce the fundamental rights and protections of indigenous peoples that were already recognized by international law, but often denied by states.

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.

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on FPIC
Manual

This excellent plain language manual describes Free Prior and Informed Consent for Indigenous communities and provides 4 steps in the FPIC process: Community mobilization, Negotiation, Decision Making, Project Monitoring. The manual ends with a discussion of ways to get a fair deal between communities and companies.

The United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) is the result of more than two decades of dialogue and negotiations with and by Indigenous Peoples. UNDRIP is a framework that Indigenous Peoples and nation states can use to build or rebuild their relationships.

Landmark supreme court rulings infographic
Infographic

2016 - English - Simple

Landmark supreme court rulings infographic

Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group


An overview of the history of the indigenous rights supreme court rulings in Canada.

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