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

2020 - English - Practical

Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Cons...

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.

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vaccination
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vacci...

John Chidley-Hill


This article investigates the challenges surrounding the delivery, acceptability, and the role of Indigenous consent in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to remote Indigenous communities in Canada.

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent Not as a Snapshot But As a Feature Film
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Conse...

Michael Coyle


This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.

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.

Canada' Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis
Report

2018 - English - Practical

Canada' Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework...

Hayden King, Shiri Pastnernak


This report analyzes the substantial changes to Indigenous policy and legislation in Canada, which are coalescing around the current Liberal Government's proposed Indigenous Rights, Reconciliation and Implementation Framework legislation.

Realizing Indigenous Rights in the Context of Extractive Imperialism: Canada's shifting and fledgling progress towards the implementation of UNDRIP
Scientific Paper

This article addresses Canada’s shifting yet fledgling progress towards the harmonisation of Canadian domestic law and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The pathway to reconciliation and sustainable development for Canada is discussed as rights-based resource governance in contrast to Canad...

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