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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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Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural Resource Management and Decision Making as a Driver of Change in U.S. Forestry
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural R…

Michael J. Dockry


This paper highlights Indigenous empowerment and influence over natural resource management in areas such as climate change, fossil fuel extraction, timber harvesting, and water management. This paper also addresses the future of natural resource management.

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.

UNDRIP as a Framework for Reconciliation in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities for Major Energy and Natural Resources Projects
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

UNDRIP as a Framework for Reconciliation in Ca…

Lisa Jamieson, Sabrina Spencer, Sam Adkins et al.


This article examines the adoption of UNDRIP in Canada, with the goal of addressing how UNDRIP will impact energy development in Canada.

Can Indigenous Community-Based Monitoring Act as a Tool for Sustainable Self-Determination?
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Can Indigenous Community-Based Monitoring Act …

David C. Natcher, Graeme Reed, Nicolas D. Brunet


This paper examines the implications of Indigenous community-based monitoring (ICBM) for Indigenous governance in resource extractive regions. The authors conclude by offering recommendations for the implementation of a sustainable self-determination lens for ICBM.

Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the Context of Mining in Canada
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Consen…

A.J Sinclair, S. Sadiq


Based on a series of interviews with relevant actors, this paper aims to determine the meaning given to FPIC and how it is implemented in decision making relating to the mining sector in Canada.

Indigenous Knowledge and Federal Environmental Assessments in Canada: Applying Past Lessons to the 2019 Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

This paper evaluates the ability of Canadian environmental assessment processes to meaningfully engage Indigenous knowledge. This paper also offers recommendations towards rebuilding relationships between these processes in order to improve the recognition of Indigenous rights.

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