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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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Finding Common Ground: A Critical Review of Land Use and Resource Management Policies in Ontario, Canada and their Intersection with First Nations
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Technical

Finding Common Ground: A Critical Review of ...

Carolyn King, Fraser McLeod, Graham Whitelaw et al.


This article analyses selective land use and resource management policies in their ability to recognize the rights of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples and past Crown-First Nations relationships. This study completed a document analysis of provincial legal documents on how they address First Nation issues and areas for improvement. Findings show an urgent need for guidance on how provincial authorities improve policy on relations between First Nations and other jurisdictions.

The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Indigenous People's Participation Rigths within International Law
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Advanced

The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Conse...

Tara Ward


This article looks at how FPIC was developed in international law by examining Indigenous peoples’ participation internationally. Two case studies – Lubicon Cree in Northern Alberta, Canada and Mayan communities in Guatemala – are examined to show unique contextual factors related to FPIC and Indigenous peoples’ rights.

Canada's decision in 2010 to sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples represented much more than a change of federal government policies. The belated action, coming three years after the UN passed this historic agreement, marked the high point in the generations-long struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal rights.

Considering the Triple Bottom Line of Good Governance
Essay

2012 - English - Moderate

Considering the Triple Bottom Line of Good G...

Ken Coates, Terry Mitchell


Good governance is a foundation of effective social development where Indigenous people contribute to re-development of the Fourth World. UNDRIP principles of participation and consent include Indigenous rights to participate in decision-making and consult using FPIC before adopting measures that affect them.

Idle No More challenges to the integrity of the nation state and are not revolutionary. They call on the Government and people of Canada to share national wealth, to adhere to Canadian law, to negotiate new arrangements where existing treaties are insufficient, and to adjust national policy to better suit needs and aspirations.

Indigenous Peoples' Land and Resource Rights
Report

This report from the National Centre for First Nations Governance, discusses Indigenous rights to lands and resources in Canada over the last 50 years. They use a series of case studies related to resource extraction projects that have been developed on the traditional territory of Indigenous communities, to analyze the rights they are able to exercise. The analysis is used to determine the degree of Indigenous governance in this resource development projects.

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