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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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No Consent, No Exploration, FSIN Tells North Sask. Miner
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

No Consent, No Exploration, FSIN Tells North...

Nick Pearce


This article tells the story of Birch Narrows Dene Nation, a First Nation in Saskatchewan, and how a mining company was operating on their land without their consent.

“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital Ecosystems”: Q&A with Nia Tero CEO Peter Seligmann
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital E...

Rhett A. Butler


This article presents an interview with Peter Seligmann, the CEO of Nia Tero. Nia Tero is an organization that empowers and supports Indigenous peoples' rights to cultural independence, as well as conservation of their land.

Brazilian Amazon Gold: Indigenous Land Rights Under Risk
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Brazilian Amazon Gold: Indigenous Land Right...

Caroline Corrêa Nóbrega, Paulo Moutinho, Paulo De Marco Jr. et al.


This paper examines the socio-environmental impacts of mining operations on Brazilian Indigenous communities in the Amazon.

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuses During Pandemic, Report Finds
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuse...

The Guardian


This article discusses the human rights implications for Indigenous communities of tropical countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article is based on a recent report suggesting that economy recovery plans are prioritizing extractive industries over human rights.

Indigenous Knowledge a Path to Social Change?
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Knowledge a Path to Social Change?

Melinda Webber, Te Kawehau Hoskins


This article examines a global organization called The Atlantic Fellows, and its implementation of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity. This program is focused on bringing about social change using Indigenous knowledge and resources.

Recognising Indigenous Rights and Local Perspectives on Arctic development: Lessons from Greenland, Norway and Finland
Policy Brief

2018 - English - Practical

Recognising Indigenous Rights and Local Pers...

Lindroth Marjo, Sinevaara-Niskanen Heidi, Vola Joonas


Based on a series of workshops in Norway, Finland, and Greenland, this policy brief aims to understand the role of local individuals in development projects, and how the rights of Indigenous peoples are exercised.

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