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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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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.

This document reviews some of the potential issues and concerns that may arise with respect to the cultural dimensions of resource extraction, so as to warn Indigenous communities of potential negative impacts on their cultures. The impacts of development on traditional knowledge and cultural continuity, access to land and natural resources, and diet and nutrition are considered.

Agency Vulnerability, Participation, and the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Moderate

Agency Vulnerability, Participation, and the...

Stacy Kosko


This paper draws a distinction between the process and the substantive aspects of self-determination, and identifies participation as a key component of the process aspect, defending its importance in decision-making in any residual areas of shared rule between indigenous and non-indigenous groups or entities.

In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization
Book

2004 - English - Moderate

In the Way of Development: Indigenous People...

Glenn McRae, Harvey Feit, Mario Blaser


This book provides the reader with a diverse series of analyses, strategic assessments, examples and reflections on Indigenous peoples' agency and struggles in the face of development projects carried out on these changing terrains.

Evaluating the Science of Environmental Assessment with Aboriginal Groups
Book

This book chapter, examines Environmental-Impact Assessments (EIA) from the perspective of Indigenous peoples in Canada, in order to determine ways they can be carried out that are culturally appropriate. The First Nations Independent Technical Review (FNITR) Process is discussed as a method of EIA that is accessible to Indigenous people. The article includes step-by-step instructions in order to conduct an assessment under the FNITR model.

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.

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