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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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Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or beyond Sustainable Development?
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or bey...

Beling Adrian, Vanhulst Julien


This paper sets out to review the content of Buen vivir (‘good living’) as an emergent discourse, reflecting on its genesis and contributions to the sustainability debate, as well as on incipient attempts at its institutionalization.

Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on FPIC and Corporation Standards
Report

2012 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on FPIC and Cor...

First Peoples Worldwide


Tremendous progress has been made by Indigenous peoples over the last 20 years, but Indigenous peoples must now focus on spurring the private sector to make similar rights recognitions. By advocating the adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), Indigenous peoples are changing business practices on a huge scale.

Training Manual on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+ for Indigenous Peoples
Manual

This manual is a working guide for Indigenous peoples to understand FPIC in relation to projects related to REDD+. The objective of the manual is to explain to Indigenous peoples about FPIC and provide a guide on the application of FPIC in REDD+ activities. The manual should be adopted to the various needs of different communities.

Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Canada
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Proponent-Indigenous Agreements and the Impl...

Papillon Martin, Rodon Thierry


Focusing on the Canadian context, this article discusses the roots and implications of a pro- ponent-driven model for seeking Indigenous consent to natural resource extraction on their traditional lands. Building on two case studies, the paper argues that negotiated consent through IBAs offers a truncated version of FPIC from the perspective of the communities involved.

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.

Building Sustainable Partnerships: Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Extractive Industry in Global Perspective
Report

2016 - English - Moderate

Building Sustainable Partnerships: Aborigina...

Rice Roberta


This knowledge synthesis report identifies key factors in the building of sustainable partnerships between Aboriginal communities and extractive industry proponents seeking to work on traditional lands. The objectives of the study are to highlight promising policies and practices, to identify gaps in the literature that need to be filled, and to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of ideas between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and rights holders on the topic.

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