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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.

Our People, Our Health: Envisioning Better Primary Healthcare in Manitoba First Nation Communities
Scientific Paper

2021 - English - Practical

Our People, Our Health: Envisioning Better P...

Alan Katz, Grace Kyoon-Achan, Josée G. Lavoie et al.


This paper examines the state of community-based primary healthcare of First Nations in Canada.

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.

Articulating Indigenous Rights Within the Inclusive Development Framework: An Assessment of Forest Stewardship Policies and Practices in British Columbia, Canada
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Articulating Indigenous Rights Within the In...

Andrea Lyall, Janette Bulkan, Natasha Caverley et al.


This article focuses on contemporary forest stewardship in British Columbia, Canada and its relation to Indigenous inclusive development policies. This article also offers recommendations towards policymakers for implementing UNDRIP and facilitating reconciliation.

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...

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.

The Need for Transformative Changes in the Use of Indigenous Knowledge Along with Science for Environmental Decision-Making in the Arctic
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Need for Transformative Changes in the U...

Amy Amos, Bjarne Lyberth, Carolina Behe et al.


This article examines the relationship between science and Indigenous knowledge in the context of environmental decision-making in the Arctic.

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