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Knowledge is Power

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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Forcing New Directions in Government Policy

Idle No More challenges to the integrity of the nation state and are not revolutionary. They call on the Government and people of Canada to share national wealth, to adhere to Canadian law, to negotiate new arrangements where existing treaties are insufficient, and to adjust national policy to better suit needs and aspirations.

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 limi…

This Guidance Note is aimed at providing practical guidance to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) specialists, consultants and clients on the processes and standards that should be applied and considered when planning and implementing projects that involve Indigenous Peoples. UNDRIP which requires States to consult with Indige…

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarationon the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Academic

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declaratio…

Roxanne Ornelas

This article examines the significance of UNDRIP as a public policy tool for developing national policy to support future resource and land management consultations that are based on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC). The author suggests that UNDRIP needs to be integrated into Canadian and American policy through actions and consultations w…

Putting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent into Practice in REDD+ initiatives

This training manual was developed by The Centre for Peoples and Forests (RECOFTC), as a practical tool for trainers and facilitators to improve understandings of FPIC among stakeholders at all levels. The manual includes an introduction to the concepts and values of FPIC as well as concrete steps for implementing and evaluating an FPIC project. I…

The Politics of Accountability: Indigenous Participation in Colombian and Ecuadorian Oil and Gas Policies
Scientific Paper

2015 - English - Technical

The Politics of Accountability: Indigenous Par…

Esther Sanchez, Guillaume Fontaine, Marco Cordova

The case study is about the indigenous right to prior consultation on oil and gas policies in Colombia and Ecuador. This paper argues that accountability is the product of the interplay of ideas and institutions to mediate contradictory interests in the definition of normative, strategic and operational policy aims and means.

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