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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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Rights Talk in Belize - Q'eqchi Maya Communities Meet Across Borders
News Article

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.

Applying a UNDRIP Lens to the CBD: A More Comprehensive Understanding of Benefit-Sharing
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Applying a UNDRIP Lens to the CBD: A More Co...

Federica Cittadino

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.

Annishinabek Minerals and Mining Community Engagement Sessions

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.

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.

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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