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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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Reporte de la Conferencia el Desarrollo del Cuarto  Mundo y el Foro de Recurso Gobernanza
Report

Report from the conference "Rise of the Fourth World" and a forum on resources and governance. In the conference there was participation from Indigenous leaders and representatives and it was held at the Basillie School for International Affairs.

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos mineros y energéticos
Manual

2012 - Español - Moderate

Consulta y consentimiento en proyectos miner...

Herrera Federico, Jimeno Santoyo Gladys, Sánchez Walter et al.


This guide provides information specific for Colombian Indigenous groups. It mentions the specific legislation within the country supporting their rights. It also makes reference to FPIC. It provides relevant information as to the allies within the region.

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress with 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' Since the World Commission on Dams
Scientific Paper

2010 - English - Advanced

From Dams to Development Justice: Progress w...

Cariño Joji, Colchester Marcus


This article examines how policy has developed to promote FPIC from 2000-2010 both as a human rights law and for extraction industry best practice. The article calls for more clarity around government power to control resource exploitation, since FPIC is not often upheld by industry and governments. The article also advocates for communities right to FPIC.

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.

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.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protecting Indigenous Peoples' right to self-determination, participation, and decision-making
Brief Summary

2012 - English - Technical

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Protectin...

Edward John, Friederichs Nicole, Nmehielle Vincent et al.


This article provides an overview of Indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), including the meaning of each of these components. The legal basis for FPIC suggests that Indigenous peoples’ consent is required for any project that effects their lands or resources. The limits of FPIC are also discussed however, including the lack of clear definitions regarding consent and consultation, and the problems of non-enforcement by nation states.

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