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This article discusses the efforts of Matilde Chocooj Coc, a Q’eqchi Mayan woman from Guatemala, who travelled to another Q’eqchi Mayan community in Belize, Crique Sarco, in order to share strategies for exercising their rights to FPIC as outlined in International law. The point of this meeting was to ensure that leaders in Crique Sarco were given instruction in order to negotiate with a proposed Texas-based oil company.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples (UNDRIP) is used as a tool to analyse the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This analysis shows that on projects that implement State-to-community benefit sharing, CBD should consider the rights of Indigenous peoples stated under UNDRIP. UNDRIP only offers a partial response to the challenge of implementing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent practices.
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.
This short video gives a brief update from KAIROS about the status of UNDRIP 10 years later.
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 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.