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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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Landmark supreme court rulings 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.

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

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

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.

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