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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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Risk communication and trust in decision-maker action: a case study of the Giant Mine Remediation Plan
Scientific Paper

The objective of the current research study is to explore trust associated with development and implementation of the Giant Mine Remediation Plan. Interviews with Aboriginal community members, industry members, and government staff were conducted and 5 areas of trust were identified. Issues of lack of cooperation, that result in delayed remediation strategies, have been an issue of mistrust and should be a focus of future engagement endeavours.

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.

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.

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.

Executive Summary: Previous Consultation
Official Statement

Perspective of the Ecuadorian government on the prior consultation of Ecuador's Southwest Round.

Alternative report on the application of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of indigenous peoples
Report

2015 - Español - Moderate

Alternative report on the application of the...

Laboratorio de Paz


This is an alternative report to the one submitted by the Venezuelan government to the UN on the civil and political rights of indigenous peoples.

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