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

2020 - English - Practical

Can Indigenous Community-Based Monitoring Ac...

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.

Stories and the Participation of Indigenous Women in Natural Resource Governance
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Stories and the Participation of Indigenous ...

Patricia Hania, Sari Graben


This article draws on Indigenous stories as a method for addressing the participation gap experienced by Indigenous women, within the context of natural resource management. The article concludes by recommending policy changes that support the inclusion of Indigenous women’s knowledge.

A Review of Indigenous Knowledge and Participation in Environmental Monitoring
Scientific Paper

This paper provides a critical review of how Indigenous peoples have been engaged in environmental monitoring processes. This paper also addresses how Indigenous peoples' participation influences monitoring outcomes, and how Indigenous knowledge and scientific knowledge is used in practice.

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.

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-Driven Approaches to Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Lessons from Two Canadian Cases
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-D...

Martin Papillon, Thierry Rodon


This paper addresses two case studies, a mining policy identified in the Cree Nation of James Bay and a community-driven impact assessment process identified by the Squamish Nation. The paper aims to articulate Indigenous-driven mechanisms and how these can transform how FPIC is implemented in practice.

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous Self-Developed FPIC Protocols
Report

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous...

Sheryl Lightfoot


This paper investigates a series of case studies on Indigenous self-developed FPIC principles and guidelines. This paper also highlights how these principles relate to the inclusion of women and youth in decision making processes, and what actions Indigenous peoples may take to ensure a community approach to resource development issues.

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