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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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Civil Society Participation in International Decision Making: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in the Indigenous Rights Arena
Scientific Paper

2012 - English - Moderate

Civil Society Participation in International...

Enzamaría Tramontana


This article looks that the fact that while a number of positive steps have been taken to allow indigenous peoples the possibility to take part in relevant intergovernmental decision-making processes, there’s a need to provide their own self-governing institutions and organisations with a more influential status than that granted to civil society organizations.

Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent in Canada
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Advanced

Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the impl...

Martin Papillon, Thierry Rondon


Focusing on the Canadian context, this article discusses the roots and implications of a proponent-driven model for seeking Indigenous consent to natural resource extraction on their traditional lands. Building on two case studies, the paper argues that negotiated consent through IBAs offers a truncated version of FPIC from the perspective of the communities involved.

In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization
Book

2004 - English - Moderate

In the Way of Development: Indigenous People...

Glenn McRae, Harvey Feit, Mario Blaser


This book provides the reader with a diverse series of analyses, strategic assessments, examples and reflections on Indigenous peoples' agency and struggles in the face of development projects carried out on these changing terrains.

Annishinabek Minerals and Mining Community Engagement Sessions
Report

The Anishiabek Nation supports and expresses concerns with recent changes to the Ontario Mining Act. Changes did not go for enough in recognizing Indigenous rights to land; free, prior, and informed consent; funding to build capacity; and protection of cultural sites. These engagement sessions allowed voices of Anishinabek to be heard by the Government of Ontario.

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.

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.

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