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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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In this document the learnings from the collaborative project "on consultation and consent". It summarizes the issues brought up by multiple Indigenous Peoples that participated in the process. It highlights the importance of the themes of land titling, acknowledgement of ancestral lands, and the resistance to government and industry pressures.

The path to reconciliation starts with consent
News Article

2016 - English - Moderate

The path to reconciliation starts with consent

Iacobucci Frank


This article explains how FPIC is part of reconciliation and advocates for consultation. It also explains that recent focus on reconciliation came from a call-out by the UN in 2005. It mentions why consent is important and presents some barriers in the way of conversation between Indigenous Peoples and the government.

Indigenous Allyship: An Overview
Essay

This document is a resource for non-Indigenous people seeking to become allies to aboriginal people. To help allies understand the struggle for decolonization and nationhood and what effective allyship to Aboriginal peoples means. It provides with a condensed summation of what academic and popular literature has to say about being an ally, including positive practices (what aspiring allies can do) and negative practices (approaches that are discouraged), and will conclude with a list of resources for further learning.

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.