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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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Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuses During Pandemic, Report Finds
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuses …

The Guardian


This article discusses the human rights implications for Indigenous communities of tropical countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article is based on a recent report suggesting that economy recovery plans are prioritizing extractive industries over human rights.

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.

Indigenous Knowledge and Federal Environmental Assessments in Canada: Applying Past Lessons to the 2019 Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

This paper evaluates the ability of Canadian environmental assessment processes to meaningfully engage Indigenous knowledge. This paper also offers recommendations towards rebuilding relationships between these processes in order to improve the recognition of Indigenous rights.

This briefing note provides an overview of FPIC in international law and across industry sections. The note also discusses how to identify customary land through mapping; engaging with representative organizations; pairing participation with informed consent; ensuring consent and resolving conflict. This note can inform consent processes throughou…

Understanding and Implementing the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Introductory Handbook
Manual

2011 - English - Practical

Understanding and Implementing the UN Declarat…

Brenda L. Gunn


This handbook is intended to assist Indigenous community members and Canadian stakeholders to understand the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how it can be implemented. An overview of the rights included in UNDRIP and their significance for Indigenous communities is included in the handbook, including a s…

This report discusses Company-Community Agreements or Impact-Benefit Agreements negotiated between industries and Indigenous communities surrounding a development project. The Impact-Benefit Agreement (IBA) is discussed as a positive negotiation strategy with benefits for both developers (easier negotiations) and communities (financial and social …

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