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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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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.

This report presents the relationship between rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and federal legislation. Subsection 35(1) reads: The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.

Inside the Issues 3.28 | Indigenous Rights in Global Governance
Video & Podcast

In this video, Dr. Terry Mitchell and José Aylwin share their perspectives on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the global context. With Indigenous rights becoming more well-recognized worldwide following the development of UNDRIP, it is time to develop national policies that recognize the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada A summary of key issues lessons and case studies towards practical guidance for developers and Aboriginal communities
Report

The Boreal Leadership Council recognizes that responsible development of natural resources within Canada’s boreal region needs to integrate the principle of FPIC of Aboriginal peoples who inhabit the region. This report summarizes findings and suggest solutions-based dialogue by those interested in implementing FPIC processes.

Understanding Successful Approaches to Free Prior and Informed Consent in Canada Part 1
Report

2015 - English - Technical

Understanding Successful Approaches to Free ...

Gibson MacDonald Ginger, Zezulka Gaby


This report supports FPIC in Canada and promotes understanding of, and progress towards, its successful negotiation. In Canada, FPIC is unique because the rights of Aboriginal peoples are protected under the Canadian Constitution. This ensures rights confirmed through treaties are protected, however, it does not provide clear guidance on consent.

A training manual on advocacy, lobbying and negotiation skills for indigenous peoples in climate change and REDD+
Manual

This report presents the definition and scope of advocacy and lobbying and why UNDRIP is important for these actions. Ways that Indigenous Peoples can engage in decision-making processes, what information is needed to make decisions related to climate change, and skills to plan advocacy campaigns are presented.

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