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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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Easter Hope: KAIROS Brief Easter Video for Sharing
Video & Podcast

2017 - English - Simple

Easter Hope: KAIROS Brief Easter Video for S...

Kairos Canada


This short video gives a brief update from KAIROS about the status of UNDRIP 10 years later.

Keynote Rick Hill June 2014
Video & Podcast

At the Rise of the Fourth World Conference in 2014, Rick Hill presented the history of Indigenous and government negotiations in Canada. Introduction provided by Darren Thomas.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Rights: Developments and Challenges Ahead
Scientific Paper

This paper discusses the international legal standards on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and how human rights bodies have addresses issues of FPIC in practice. The paper also discusses the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a key instrument in the practice of FPIC and draws general conclusions for practice.

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

2014 - English - Technical

Implementing the Policy of the U.N. Declarat...

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 with Indigenous peoples that are rooted in FPIC.

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Technical

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Decla...

Brenda L. Gunn


Indigenous Peoples in Canada actively participated in the drafting and negotiating of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), however the Canadian government maintains that UNDRIP is only an aspirational document. The author suggests that Indigenous people, communities, and lawyers start using UNDRIP when judging and developing laws, so as to normalize it in Canadian law.

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights in Practice: A guide to ILO convention 169
Manual

2009 - English - Moderate

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights in Pra...

International Labor Organization


Following the International Labour Organizations (ILO) adoption of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Convention and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of indigenous peoples’ must begin to be implemented at the country-level to ensure they are effective. The main purpose of this Guide is to provide governments, indigenous and tribal peoples and workers’ and employers’ organizations with a practical tool for the implementation of indigenous peoples' rights.

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