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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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Study of National Constitutions and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Official Statement

2013 - English - Technical

Study of National Constitutions and the Unit...

United Nations

This report from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, emerged in response to a 2011 decision to monitor the progress of Nations implementing UNDRIP within their respective constitutions. The Constitutions of many countries worldwide are examined, to determine the extent to which they have implemented the rights of Indigenous people to self-determination, representative decision-making, and withholding consent.

This document provides an overview of FPIC and UNDRIP. It aims to provide a resource for Indigenous groups to claim their rights to their lands and self-governance.

What is section 35 of the constitution act?
Brief Summary

2018 - English - Moderate

What is section 35 of the constitution act?

Erin Hanson

This is a breakdown of Section 35, describing what it is and who it pertains to, why it was implemented, what the results have been, what it allows for, and the debates around it.

Aamjiwnaang Consultation  and Accommodations  Protocol on Industrial  Environmental Projects
Policy Brief

The document covers the consultation process for the Amjiwnaang community. It defines the consultation principles, anticipated outcomes, the responsibilities of each party (crown, proponents, aamjiwnaang). It discusses the steps, the available funding, and how to dispute resolutions.

Rise of the Fourth World: The Internationalization of indigenous rights

2014 - English - Moderate

Rise of the Fourth World: The Internationali...

Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group

This report covers the convention Rise of the Fourth World where community came together to discuss breaking the barriers in terms of Indigenous rights.

Development without Conflict: The Business Case for Community Consent

2007 - English - Moderate

Development without Conflict: The Business C...

Antonio La Vina, Jonathan Sohn, Steven Herz

Business case for FPIC - drawing on case studies showing that companies are better off following FPIC; why it makes business sense; how it works with the legal implementation; what FPIC is; why FPIC is important; how it leads to better organizational behavioural practices

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