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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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Evaluating the Science of Environmental Assessment with Aboriginal Groups

This book chapter, examines Environmental-Impact Assessments (EIA) from the perspective of Indigenous peoples in Canada, in order to determine ways they can be carried out that are culturally appropriate. The First Nations Independent Technical Review (FNITR) Process is discussed as a method of EIA that is accessible to Indigenous people. The article includes step-by-step instructions in order to conduct an assessment under the FNITR model.

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

2004 - English - Moderate

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

Riki Therivel

This book explains strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a method of taking into consideration environmental and sustainability issues when making decisions with respect to a project. Although dated, this book shows important processes involved in the background and process of conducting SEA.

Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making

2008 - English - Advanced

Public Participation in Environmental Assess...

Dietz Thomas, Paul Stern

This book outlines methods and best-processes for conducting Environmental-Impact Assessments (EIA), that include public participation in assessment and decision-making. It is intended as a useful resource for individuals who are conducting or assessing community participation in research about the environmental impacts of development. The book discusses practical considerations for how participation can be organized and integrated into the science of EIA’s.

Voices of Standing Rock
Video & Podcast

2016 - English - Simple

Voices of Standing Rock

Bill Prouty, Bo Hakala, Dustin Tessier et al.

This 8-part video series tells the stories of the water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota in candid interviews with residents of the camp.

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.

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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