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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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In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization
Book

2004 - English - Moderate

In the Way of Development: Indigenous People...

Glenn McRae, Harvey Feit, Mario Blaser


This book provides the reader with a diverse series of analyses, strategic assessments, examples and reflections on Indigenous peoples' agency and struggles in the face of development projects carried out on these changing terrains.

Evaluating the Science of Environmental Assessment with Aboriginal Groups
Book

This book chapter, examines Environmental-Impact Assessments (EIA) from the perspective of Indigenous peoples in Canada, in order to determine ways they can be carried out that are culturally appropriate. The First Nations Independent Technical Review (FNITR) Process is discussed as a method of EIA that is accessible to Indigenous people. The article includes step-by-step instructions in order to conduct an assessment under the FNITR model.

Keynote Rick Hill June 2014
Video & Podcast

At the Rise of the Fourth World Conference in 2014, Rick Hill presented the history of Indigenous and government negotiations in Canada. Introduction provided by Darren Thomas.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Rights: Developments and Challenges Ahead
Scientific Paper

This paper discusses the international legal standards on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and how human rights bodies have addresses issues of FPIC in practice. The paper also discusses the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a key instrument in the practice of FPIC and draws general conclusions for practice.

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights in Practice: A guide to ILO convention 169
Manual

2009 - English - Moderate

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights in Pra...

International Labor Organization


Following the International Labour Organizations (ILO) adoption of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Convention and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of indigenous peoples’ must begin to be implemented at the country-level to ensure they are effective. The main purpose of this Guide is to provide governments, indigenous and tribal peoples and workers’ and employers’ organizations with a practical tool for the implementation of indigenous peoples' rights.

Putting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent into Practice in REDD+ initiatives
Manual

This training manual was developed by The Centre for Peoples and Forests (RECOFTC), as a practical tool for trainers and facilitators to improve understandings of FPIC among stakeholders at all levels. The manual includes an introduction to the concepts and values of FPIC as well as concrete steps for implementing and evaluating an FPIC project. It is primarily a training resource for community members engaged in participatory projects.

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