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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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Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II
Scientific Paper

This paper provides an overview of cancer prevalence in FNIM communities and provides suggestions for reducing cancer rates.

Ecuador: indigenous peoples rights and harassment of protesters
Report

2012 - Multilingual - Simple

Ecuador: indigenous peoples rights and haras...

Amnesty International


Report by AI about the status of indigenous rights and harassment of protesters in Ecuador.

Caught in the Cross Fire: Indigenous Peoples, Black Communities, and Extractives in Colombia
Policy Brief

This policy brief, describes the results of a participatory action research project conducted to explore the violence experienced by ethnic populations in Colombia as a result of mining practices. They found that despite a legislative framework, the government was unable to protect human rights on the ground, as a result of a lack of accountability mechanisms and the voluntary nature of Corporate Social Responsibility among extractive industries.

Participation with a punch: Community referenda on dam projects and the right to free, prior, and informed consent to development
Scientific Paper

Acknowledging the cultural, social, and environmental impacts of resource developments such as hydro-electric dams, the rights of Indigenous people to Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC), are necessary to protect their lands. The article introduces the community referenda, as a consultation strategy used in areas impacted by development projects, and provides a democratic process based on voting to indicate the communities’ consent or refusal of a proposed development project. Community referenda provide a potential solution to industry non-compliance with FPIC.

Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
eBook

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), adopted by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2007, was developed in partnership with Indigenous peoples and is the most comprehensive international instrument dealing with their rights. This book tells the story of how UNDRIP was developed and adopted by UNGA, including its history, content, and significance.

Making FPIC - Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Work: Challenges and Prospects for Indigenous People
Report

This report summarizes progress made by indigenous peoples’ and organizations seeking to assess and apply right of indigenous peoples ‘to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to actions that affect their lands, territories and natural resources’ (referred to as ‘the right to FPIC’). It is informed by field programmes, case studies, and indigenous peoples’ actual experiences which were also reviewed at a workshop in Indonesia in April 2007.

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