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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 women and children in remote communities are subject to a “risk pile up”. These populations may face negative consequences from remote construction camps, including increased rates of sexual assault and violence, addictions, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence as a result of the presence of industrial camps and transien…

This toolkit for negotiations to develop IBAs focuses primarily on the mining industry in Canada, Latin America, and Australia. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to other industries and regions. It is meant to be a resource for Aboriginal groups negotiating with industry and government.

Understanding Successful Approaches to Free Prior and Informed Consent in Canada Part 1

2015 - English - Academic

Understanding Successful Approaches to Free Pr…

Gaby Zezulka, Ginger Gibson MacDonald

This report supports FPIC in Canada and promotes understanding of, and progress towards, its successful negotiation. In Canada, FPIC is unique because the rights of Aboriginal peoples are protected under the Canadian Constitution. This ensures rights confirmed through treaties are protected, however, it does not provide clear guidance on consent.