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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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Consult, Consent and Veto: International Norms and Canadian Treaties
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Academic

Consult, Consent and Veto: International Nor...

Shin Imai


This article argues that the Crown should enter into negotiations to determine which territories should be preserved for the harvesting activities guaranteed by the treaty. In the meantime, courts should ensure that First Nations consent to further development on their traditional territories.

Realizing Indigenous Rights in the Context of Extractive Imperialism: Canada's shifting and fledgling progress towards the implementation of UNDRIP
Scientific Paper

This article addresses Canada’s shifting yet fledgling progress towards the harmonisation of Canadian domestic law and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The pathway to reconciliation and sustainable development for Canada is discussed as rights-based resource governance in contrast to Canad...

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Brief Summary

2013 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Pr...

International Indian Treaty Council


Training material created by the International Indian Treaty Council to explain the core principles and articles of FPIC as stated in the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This briefing note provides an overview of FPIC in international law and across industry sections. The note also discusses how to identify customary land through mapping; engaging with representative organizations; pairing participation with informed consent; ensuring consent and resolving conflict. This note can inform consent processes through...

Indigenous women and children in remote communities are subject to a “risk pile up”. These populations may face negative consequences from remote construction camps, including increased rates of sexual assault and violence, addictions, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence as a result of the presence of industrial camps and transi...

Understanding and Implementing the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Introductory Handbook
Manual

2011 - English - Practical

Understanding and Implementing the UN Declar...

Brenda L. Gunn


This handbook is intended to assist Indigenous community members and Canadian stakeholders to understand the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how it can be implemented. An overview of the rights included in UNDRIP and their significance for Indigenous communities is included in the handbook, including a...

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