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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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Free, Prior and Informed Consent is a new global model for relations between state governments and Indigenous communities. This article analyzes state-led consultations in Bolivia’s and Peru’s hydrocarbon sectors. Barriers to effective consultation include: lack of Indigenous ownership; Indigenous visions and demands not being understood; and limited or general outcomes.

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Through " Free Prior Informed Consent": Reflections from the Bolivian Case
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Advanced

The Politics of Indigenous Participation Thr...

Jean Grugel, Lorenza Fontana

This article explores the challenges of ethnic-based participation and its potential for creating inclusive and effective forms of decision-making for marginalized social groups. Empirically, it examines a recent attempt to establish more participative forms of resource and development governance for indigenous communities in Bolivia through Free Prior and Informed Consent.

Indigenous Governance: Questioning the Status and the Possibilities for Reconciliation with Canada's Commitment to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Scientific Paper

2006 - English - Technical

Indigenous Governance: Questioning the Statu...

Kiera Ladner

Are Indigenous governments considered government and what is their place in the federal order of Canada? The paper begins with a brief discussion of forms of Indigenous governance. The author then argues that Indian Act band councils are not ‘true’ governments, and that Indigenous governance could be reconciled within the Canadian constitutional order.

This report makes recommendations to states, business enterprises, indigenous peoples and other stakeholders for a more effective operationalisation of the guiding principles in relation to the human rights of indigneous peoples.

The titling of indigenous territories in the Honduran Muskitia

The article describes the titling process of ancestral territories that is happening in Honduran "La Muskita" area. Then it examines some of the process implications for the country and its indigenous peoples.

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