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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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Recognize Rights, Free Prior and Informed Consent and Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Talks
Report

Just as they did in the Bonn Climate Talks in August, indigenous peoples, long unrecognized as “guardians of mother earth,” are making their voices heard as state negotiators gather here in Bangkok for the 2nd week of negotiations that would facilitate an agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009.

This report is a special segment to the final report “Below the Surface: Anishinabek Mining Strategy”. The purpose of this segment is to include Serpent River First Nation’s community responses into the “Modernization of Ontario’s Mining Act.” It is particularly important that this segment be shared with the Anishinabek Leadership, Communities, ...

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Making FPIC work for Forests and Peoples
Report

2010 - English - Practical

Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Making FP...

Marcus Colchester


This scoping review provides comprehensive information regarding Indigenous Peoples’ right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), as it is currently represented in academic literature and community practice. The review highlights the legal foundations, practical implications, and outcomes of FPIC, attending to the conflicts and challenges ...

Increasing the Sustainability of a Resource Development: Aboriginal Engagement and Negotiated Agreements
Scientific Paper

This article discusses Aboriginal peoples engagement in Negotiated Agreements (IBAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments as a way in which to produce more sustainable development projects. The author suggests that by negotiating with businesses directly, Aboriginal peoples are able to get around the limitations of government legislation and ens...

The Livelihood Impacts of Oil Palm: Smallholders in Indonesia
Scientific Paper

This article explores the expanding oil palm industry in Indonesia, in order to document the livelihood impacts of resource development among smallhold farmers. They found that oil palm development resulted in economic benefits for local communities, but resulted in conflict between farmers and industry due to lack of Free, Prior, Informed Conse...

This article takes a critical approach in presenting FPIC as a key principle of governance used to tackle issues to do with extractive industry development on Indigenous land. FPIC is discussed as a way to achieve justice by moving from central to local governments through processes of negotiations and engagement.

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