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Knowledge is Power

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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Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent Not as a Snapshot But As a Feature Film
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Conse...

Michael Coyle


This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.

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

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.

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-Driven Approaches to Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Lessons from Two Canadian Cases
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-D...

Martin Papillon, Thierry Rodon


This paper addresses two case studies, a mining policy identified in the Cree Nation of James Bay and a community-driven impact assessment process identified by the Squamish Nation. The paper aims to articulate Indigenous-driven mechanisms and how these can transform how FPIC is implemented in practice.

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholders to Rightsholders
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholde...

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.

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous Self-Developed FPIC Protocols
Report

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous...

Sherly Lightfoot


This paper investigates a series of case studies on Indigenous self-developed FPIC principles and guidelines. This paper also highlights how these principles relate to the inclusion of women and youth in decision making processes, and what actions Indigenous peoples may take to ensure a community approach to resource development issues.

Consult, Consent and Veto: International Norms and Canadian Treaties
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Academic

Consult, Consent and Veto: International Nor...

Shin Imai


This article argues that the Crown should enter into negotiations to determine which territories should be preserved for the harvesting activities guaranteed by the treaty. In the meantime, courts should ensure that First Nations consent to further development on their traditional territories.

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