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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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Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Rules: A Native American Case Study
Scientific Paper

2008 - English - Technical

Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Ru...

Gelaye Debebe


This article discusses how to navigate relationships between politically unequal organizations. A case study of an Anglo-Navajo inter-organizational relationship is presented to make sense of how a politically dominant group can successfully navigate cross-cultural collaboration. The author argues that reciprocal interdependence through the integration of knowledge and common goal-setting facilitates the relationship process.

Fort Nelson First Nation: Consultation Protocol and Guidelines
Manual

2011 - English - Moderate

Fort Nelson First Nation: Consultation Proto...

Fort Nelson First Nation


This consultation protocol was created by Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) to ensure that development on their territory occurs in a responsible manner that balances the benefits of development with the adverse impacts to their land and community. Their protocol includes the principles and guidelines that must be used when engaging in consultation with their community.

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.

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