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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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Self-determination & Free, Prior and Informed Consent

2021 - English - Practical

Self-determination & Free, Prior and Informe...

Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

This backgrounder provides an overview of FPIC, the right to self-determination, UNDRIP, and other legal parameters as they relate to the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence: Indigenous Engagement, Consultation, and 'Consideration' in the Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence...

David V. Wright

This paper examines Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act and its relation to the engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities.

The Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indigenous Consultation in Jasper National Park
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indig...

Courtney W. Mason, Jason W. Johnston

This article looks at Jasper National Park and its roots in Indigenous traditional territory. Through interviews with Jasper Indigenous Forum and the park’s management team, this article identifies the need for increased consultation processes in order to improve Indigenous representation in the park.

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vaccination
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vacci...

John Chidley-Hill

This article investigates the challenges surrounding the delivery, acceptability, and the role of Indigenous consent in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to remote Indigenous communities in Canada.

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent Not as a Snapshot But As a Feature Film
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Conse...

Michael Coyle

This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholders to Rightsholders
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholde...

Peter Pomart

This paper addresses the inconsistencies between consultation processes developed by industries and the existing FPIC guidelines, and how these inconsistencies attribute to the resistance of Indigenous Peoples to various resource development projects. By doing so, this paper also aims to shift Indigenous Peoples from stakeholders to rightsholders.

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