The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and FPIC: Canada is overdue on implementation

Bellegarde Perry

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and FPIC: Canada is overdue on implementation
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Resource Type Essay
Language
  • English
Year 2016
Country Canada
Topic
  • FPIC
  • Indigenous Governance
  • Rights and Legal Framework
Complexity Moderate
Keywords
  • Canadian Law
  • Consultation
  • Inherent Rights
  • International Law
  • Self-Determination
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • UNDRIP
Written By Indigenous Organization
Written For
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Leadership and Management
Description This article by National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, discusses FPIC as an aspect of Indigenous people's inherent right to self-determination. He states that Indigenous peoples have rights to make decisions about the land, laws, and resources. Planning decisions cannot be made without Indigenous people's FPIC and must be free from oppression, outside interference, and negative impacts. Bellegarde calls on the Canadian government to adopt the declaration within federal legislation and to address the human rights violations that are occurring in Canada.
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