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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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Annishinabek Minerals and Mining Community Engagement Sessions
Report

The Anishiabek Nation supports and expresses concerns with recent changes to the Ontario Mining Act. Changes did not go for enough in recognizing Indigenous rights to land; free, prior, and informed consent; funding to build capacity; and protection of cultural sites. These engagement sessions allowed voices of Anishinabek to be heard by the Government of Ontario.

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.

Justified Infringement - A Minimal Impairment Approach
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Technical

Justified Infringement - A Minimal Impairmen...

Luk Senwung


Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) is an Indigenous right that has been infringed upon by the Canadian legal system. A notable case is presented where the Supreme Court of Canada’s Sparrow decision laid out a case law in which Aboriginal title was overstepped. To honour obligations to Indigenous peoples, the Crown should adopt the standard of a minimal impairment of Aboriginal title.

Aboriginal people and forestry companies in Canada: possibilities and pitfalls of an informal ‘social licence’ in a contested environment
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Technical

Aboriginal people and forestry companies in ...

Stephen Wyatt


The concept of ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) is a way of framing actions related to regulatory licences and approval processes for forestry on Aboriginal land. This article links the processes of SLO to Aboriginal views on forestry. Previous ways of collaborating between industry and Aboriginal communities, such as impact benefit agreements and consultation processes, are also discussed.

Community Consent Index 2015 Oil, gas, and mining company public positions on Free Prior and Informed Consent
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This report presents publically available corporate commitments and policies regarding community rights and community engagement with focus on FPIC.

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