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Indigenous Peoples have the Right to Decide

Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is the inherent right Indigenous communities have to decide “yes” or “no” to mining, forestry, oil, gas, water, or other proposed external activities that would affect their lands, territories, and/or natural resources.

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Learning about international and national standards helps communities to defend their lands.

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Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholders to Rightsholders
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholders…

Peter Pomart


This paper addresses the inconsistencies between consultation processes developed by industries and the existing FPIC guidelines, and how these inconsistencies attribute to the resistance of Indigenous Peoples to various resource development projects. By doing so, this paper also aims to shift Indigenous Peoples from stakeholders to rightsholders.

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on FPIC
Manual

This excellent plain language manual describes Free Prior and Informed Consent for Indigenous communities and provides 4 steps in the FPIC process: Community mobilization, Negotiation, Decision Making, Project Monitoring. The manual ends with a discussion of ways to get a fair deal between communities and companies.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Opposes Federal Government's Proposal to Implement UNDRIP
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Opposes Federal G…

Logan Turner


This article takes the perspective of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, a First Nation in northwestern Ontario, on the implementation of Bill C-15.

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UNDRIP Bill Reaches End Of Its Journey
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

UNDRIP Bill Reaches End Of Its Journey

Marisela Amador


This news article discusses the implementation and passing of UNDRIP in Canada

Opinion: Canadian Implementation of the UNDRIP Would Benefit all Treaty People in Atlantic Canada
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Opinion: Canadian Implementation of the UNDRIP…

Cheryl Knockwood


This news article is an opinion piece outlining the benefits surrounding the implementation of UNDRIP in Canada

Ottawa Announces New Funding to Improve Indigenous Health and Address Racism in the Healthcare System
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Ottawa Announces New Funding to Improve Indige…

Jacob Cardinal


This news article discusses a new funding plan in Canada that is directed towards supporting Indigenous peoples in the healthcare system