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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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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.

Assembly of First Nations Stands with Standing Rock Sioux
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Moderate

Assembly of First Nations Stands with Standi...

Assembly of First Nations


The Assembly of First Nations joins Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and Indigenous citizens from across North America in resisting human rights violations arising from Dakota Access LLC’s construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters
News Article

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe had a major win on December 4th, 2016 when the US Army Corps announced that it will not grant access to the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri river. The statement expressed that much negotiation still needs to be done with the tribe, and that the best way to finish the work is to explore alternative routes while undergoing an environmental impact statement.

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.

Survey of Aboriginal Canadians' Perceptions of the Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry
Report

2014 - English - Technical

Survey of Aboriginal Canadians' Perceptions ...

Libby Sharman


The government of Canada researched the perceptions of the mineral exploration and mining industry among Aboriginal Canadians residing in rural/remote communities across Canada. They found that 49% of Aboriginal people view mineral exploration unfavorably.

Impact Benefit Agreements A Tool for Healthy Inuit Communities?
Report

This report by the National Aboriginal Health Organization presents the definition and purpose of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs), the process of using IBAs, what things are included in IBAs and Inuit observations on IBAs.

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