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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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Impact Benefit Agreements A Tool for Healthy Inuit Communities?

This report by the National Aboriginal Health Organization presents the definition and purpose of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs), the process of using IBAs, what things are included in IBAs and Inuit observations on IBAs.

Rise of the Fourth World: The Internationalization of indigenous rights

2014 - English - Practical

Rise of the Fourth World: The Internationaliza…

Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group

This report covers the convention Rise of the Fourth World where community came together to discuss breaking the barriers in terms of Indigenous rights.

Project that seeks the inclusion of indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in mining projects with respect to the right to prior consultation.

In this document the learnings from the collaborative project "on consultation and consent". It summarizes the issues brought up by multiple Indigenous Peoples that participated in the process. It highlights the importance of the themes of land titling, acknowledgement of ancestral lands, and the resistance to government and industry pressures.

The path to reconciliation starts with consent
News Article

2016 - English - Practical

The path to reconciliation starts with consent

Frank Iacobucci

This article explains how FPIC is part of reconciliation and advocates for consultation. It also explains that recent focus on reconciliation came from a call-out by the UN in 2005. It mentions why consent is important and presents some barriers in the way of conversation between Indigenous Peoples and the government.

Indigenous Allyship: An Overview

This document is a resource for non-Indigenous people seeking to become allies to aboriginal people. To help allies understand the struggle for decolonization and nationhood and what effective allyship to Aboriginal peoples means. It provides with a condensed summation of what academic and popular literature has to say about being an ally, includi…

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