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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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Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Rules: A Native American Case Study
Scientific Paper

2008 - English - Technical

Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Ru...

Gelaye Debebe


This article discusses how to navigate relationships between politically unequal organizations. A case study of an Anglo-Navajo inter-organizational relationship is presented to make sense of how a politically dominant group can successfully navigate cross-cultural collaboration. The author argues that reciprocal interdependence through the integration of knowledge and common goal-setting facilitates the relationship process.

Institutional challenges for mining and sustainability in Peru
Scientific Paper

2009 - English - Advanced

Institutional challenges for mining and sust...

Anthony Bebbington, Jeffrey Bury


This brief examines the local sustainability of resource extraction developments in the context of an expanding mining industry in Peru. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of developments in Peru are documented and used to advocate for more effective institutional relationships between stakeholders. The authors argue for institutional innovations in the mining sector, that bridge the gap between community-based and development-based knowledge systems.

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarationon the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarat...

Roxanne Ornelas


This article examines the significance of UNDRIP as a public policy tool for developing national policy to support future resource and land management consultations that are based on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). The author suggests that UNDRIP needs to be integrated into Canadian and American policy through actions and consultations with Indigenous peoples that are rooted in FPIC.

Guidelines for Applying Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - English - Moderate

Guidelines for Applying Free, Prior and Info...

Adrienne McKeehan, Theresa Buppert


This guide provides a series of guidelines for indigenous peoples, so that a process for Free, Prior and Informed Consent can occur effectively. A guide includes a suggested process for FPIC which is divided into the following 3 steps; gather information, collaborate on design and implementation, and ensure accountability.

This document was produced by the Union of Ontario Indians, to describe the community engagement strategy they used to share information about the Ontario Mining Act with their communities and to gain feedback. From this consultation process, a number of key issues emerged including concern for the environment, capacity of Indigenous communities, and negotiations with industry, that were used to develop suggestions on how the Ontario Mining Act could be updated.

Including Future Generations in Environmental Assessments and Impact Benefit Agreements: An Alternative Dispute Resolution Analysis
Scientific Paper

This thesis dissertation discusses the inclusion of the concerns of future generations in the negotiation processes of Impact-Benefit Agreements (IBAs) and Environmental Assessments (EA), as being important to Aboriginal participation in resource development projects. The author develops a series of criteria for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can be used to strengthen IBAs and EA, and to resolve conflicts that emerge in the decision-making process.

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