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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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FPIC: The Right to Decide
Brief Summary

These short website and booklet are designed to be a first approach of what FPIC is. It was developed by the IRRG group, with input from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and the support of two international designers. The website can be visited on mobile devices and the booklet can be freely printed and distributed.

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Brief Summary

2013 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Prio…

International Indian Treaty Council


Training material created by the International Indian Treaty Council to explain the core principles and articles of FPIC as stated in the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Towards Understanding Benefit Sharing between Extractive Industries and Indigenous/Local Communities in the Arctic
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Towards Understanding Benefit Sharing between …

Andrey N. Petrov, Maria S. Tysiachniouk, Violette Gassiv


This special issue investigates benefit sharing and compensation mechanisms for Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Arctic regions due to industrial resource extraction. The issue also highlights corporate social responsibility standards and the practice of implementing legislation that supports Indigenous interests.

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