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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 Crown’s Constitutional Duty to Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Report

2008 - English - Advanced

The Crown’s Constitutional Duty to Consult a...

Morellato Maria


In this report from the National Centre for First Nations Governance, Morellato discusses the importance of the Government’s duty to consult Aboriginal people with respect to their traditional lands, resources, and governance. She argues that the decisions made by the Crown can either facilitate Indigenous governance and self-determination or can extend injustice, marginalization and poverty. Important cases in Canadian law are examined followed by recommendations for consultation and reconciliation.

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges
eBook

2010 - English - Moderate

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Inf...

Lehr Amy K., Smith Gare A.


This report explores the usefulness and impact of adopting a free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) policy from an industry perspective for Talisman corporation. The report advocates for FPIC from the perspective of members of extractive sector corporations.

Inside the Issues 4.28 | Indigenous Rights
Video & Podcast

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen joins host Andrew Thompson in this special edition of Inside the Issues for a discussion on indigenous rights. What are the unique challenges facing indigenous peoples today? What is the role and goal of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues? And, how are countries, including Canada, doing when it comes to addressing indigenous rights issues?

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.

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.

This interview with Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie James—Nunavik—Eeyou, discusses the importance of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous peoples and how it can be applied in Canada. James Bay, in Northern Quebec, is discussed as an example for positive applications of FPIC. A private members’ bill Saganash is proposing is also discussed.

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