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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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This report on the UN meetings in July and October of 2005 focus on human rights as they pertain to Indigenous peoples. It goes into detail on Millennium Development Goals and FPIC.

Politics, Culture, and Governance in the Development of Prior Informed Consent in Indigenous Communities
Scientific Paper

2006 - English - Technical

Politics, Culture, and Governance in the Dev...

Joshua Rosenthal


This paper includes a summary of two projects with the Aguaruna people in Peru and Maya people in Mexico. Lessons are drawn about the role of culture, politics, and local governance in the different outcomes of these projects. The author discusses how indigenous governance facilitates the process of prior informed consent for the use of traditional knowledge.

Albert Deterville On The Workings Of The Expert Mechanism
Video & Podcast

This podcast gives insight into international-level processes of consultation. Expert Indigenous leader discusses the process of UN monitoring of Indigenous rights, similar to how Indigenous groups could monitor Industry development.

This document provides an overview of FPIC and UNDRIP. It aims to provide a resource for Indigenous groups to claim their rights to their lands and self-governance.

Aamjiwnaang Consultation  and Accommodations  Protocol on Industrial  Environmental Projects
Policy Brief

The document covers the consultation process for the Amjiwnaang community. It defines the consultation principles, anticipated outcomes, the responsibilities of each party (crown, proponents, aamjiwnaang). It discusses the steps, the available funding, and how to dispute resolutions.

Development without Conflict: The Business Case for Community Consent
Report

2007 - English - Moderate

Development without Conflict: The Business C...

Antonio La Vina, Jonathan Sohn, Steven Herz


Business case for FPIC - drawing on case studies showing that companies are better off following FPIC; why it makes business sense; how it works with the legal implementation; what FPIC is; why FPIC is important; how it leads to better organizational behavioural practices

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