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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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Consultation, Consent, and the Silencing of Indigenous Communities
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Academic

Consultation, Consent, and the Silencing of ...

Dina Lupin Townsend, Leo Townsend


Drawing on feminist speech act theory, this article aims to explain the disconnect between FPIC and the right to consultation, and its implementation in practice.

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence: Indigenous Engagement, Consultation, and 'Consideration' in the Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence...

David V. Wright


This paper examines Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act and its relation to the engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities.

The Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indigenous Consultation in Jasper National Park
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indig...

Courtney W. Mason, Jason W. Johnston


This article looks at Jasper National Park and its roots in Indigenous traditional territory. Through interviews with Jasper Indigenous Forum and the park’s management team, this article identifies the need for increased consultation processes in order to improve Indigenous representation in the park.

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent Not as a Snapshot But As a Feature Film
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Conse...

Michael Coyle


This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous Self-Developed FPIC Protocols
Report

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous...

Sheryl Lightfoot


This paper investigates a series of case studies on Indigenous self-developed FPIC principles and guidelines. This paper also highlights how these principles relate to the inclusion of women and youth in decision making processes, and what actions Indigenous peoples may take to ensure a community approach to resource development issues.

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.

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