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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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Human rights, Indigenous peoples and the concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Scientific Paper

The article explores the rights of Indigenous peoples to participate in decision-making about resource development projects as a key part of their self-determination. The article discusses the role and responsibility of corporations in ensuring that Indigenous peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as included under the United...

Practical supplement business reference guide to the un declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples
Manual

This compliation of business practices is intended to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples' rights and opportunity to support their rights.

Canada's decision in 2010 to sign the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples represented much more than a change of federal government policies. The belated action, coming three years after the UN passed this historic agreement, marked the high point in the generations-long struggle for the recognition of Aboriginal rights.

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Academic

Let's Get on With it: Implementing the Decla...

Brenda L. Gunn


Indigenous Peoples in Canada actively participated in the drafting and negotiating of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), however the Canadian government maintains that UNDRIP is only an aspirational document. The author suggests that Indigenous people, communities, and lawyers start using UNDRIP when jud...

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Press Release
Brief Summary

2010 - English - Simple

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Pre...

United Nations


This is a press release that highlights some of the main focuses of the book that was released in 2009 by the UN.

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
Manual

2008 - English - Simple

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

United Nations


This Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes.

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