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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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This document was produced by the Union of Ontario Indians, to describe the community engagement strategy they used to share information about the Ontario Mining Act with their communities and to gain feedback. From this consultation process, a number of key issues emerged including concern for the environment, capacity of Indigenous communities, and negotiations with industry, that were used to develop suggestions on how the Ontario Mining Act could be updated.

First Nation Consultation Framework
Report

The purpose of this project is to compile information on consultation frameworks that could be used by First Nations in Canada. It provides legal information in regards to Indigenous rights and governance.

Fort Nelson First Nation: Consultation Protocol and Guidelines
Manual

2011 - English - Moderate

Fort Nelson First Nation: Consultation Proto...

Fort Nelson First Nation


This consultation protocol was created by Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) to ensure that development on their territory occurs in a responsible manner that balances the benefits of development with the adverse impacts to their land and community. Their protocol includes the principles and guidelines that must be used when engaging in consultation with their community.

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Press Release
Brief Summary

2010 - English - Simple

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Pre...

United Nations


This is a press release that highlights some of the main focuses of the book that was released in 2009 by the UN.

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
Manual

2008 - English - Simple

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

United Nations


This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes.

Making Free Prior & Informed Consent a Reality: Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Sector
Report

The “Making FPIC a Reality Project” in the United Kingdom, is a coalition of Indigenous peoples, Academic institutions, and NGO’s that advocate for the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples by multinational mining companies. This research paper seeks to contribute towards a discussion between indigenous peoples and mining companies on the issue of indigenous peoples’ right to FPIC. It details the way FPIC is defined in international law, and then Indigenous and corporate perspectives on FPIC.

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