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Knowledge is Power

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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Chief Willie Littlechild: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and Bill C-15
Video & Podcast

2021 - English - Simple

Chief Willie Littlechild: The UN Declaration...

Perry Bellegarde


In this podcast, Chief Willie Littlechild provides a history of the UNDRIP and his aspirations for what it will achieve for First Nations Peoples.

UN Declaration to Help First Nations Achieve Self-Determination: Bellegarde
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

UN Declaration to Help First Nations Achieve...

The Canadian Press


This article examines Bill C-15 and its move towards implementation 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.

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.

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.

Consult, Consent and Veto: International Norms and Canadian Treaties
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Academic

Consult, Consent and Veto: International Nor...

Shin Imai


This article argues that the Crown should enter into negotiations to determine which territories should be preserved for the harvesting activities guaranteed by the treaty. In the meantime, courts should ensure that First Nations consent to further development on their traditional territories.

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