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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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Easter Hope: KAIROS Brief Easter Video for Sharing
Video & Podcast

2017 - English - Simple

Easter Hope: KAIROS Brief Easter Video for S...

Kairos Canada


This short video gives a brief update from KAIROS about the status of UNDRIP 10 years later.

Voices of Standing Rock
Video & Podcast

2016 - English - Simple

Voices of Standing Rock

Bill Prouty, Bo Hakala, Dustin Tessier et al.


This 8-part video series tells the stories of the water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota in candid interviews with residents of the camp.

Keynote Rick Hill June 2014
Video & Podcast

At the Rise of the Fourth World Conference in 2014, Rick Hill presented the history of Indigenous and government negotiations in Canada. Introduction provided by Darren Thomas.

This Guidance Note is aimed at providing practical guidance to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) specialists, consultants and clients on the processes and standards that should be applied and considered when planning and implementing projects that involve Indigenous Peoples. UNDRIP which requires States to consult with Indigenous Peoples to obtain their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands and resources, is discussed.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Rights: Developments and Challenges Ahead
Scientific Paper

This paper discusses the international legal standards on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and how human rights bodies have addresses issues of FPIC in practice. The paper also discusses the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a key instrument in the practice of FPIC and draws general conclusions for practice.

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarationon the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarat...

Roxanne Ornelas


This article examines the significance of UNDRIP as a public policy tool for developing national policy to support future resource and land management consultations that are based on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). The author suggests that UNDRIP needs to be integrated into Canadian and American policy through actions and consultations with Indigenous peoples that are rooted in FPIC.

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