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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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Contesting the Limits of Consultation in the Amazon Region: On Indigenous Peoples' Demands for Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Bolivia and Peru
Scientific Paper

2013 - English - Moderate

Contesting the Limits of Consultation in the...

Deborah Delgado-Pugley


This article examines the effectiveness of UNDRIP in relation to two case studies in Bolivia and Peru in regards to regulations, policies, and environmental conditions.

Initiative on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent - Concept Paper
Report

2010 - English - Moderate

Initiative on Free, Prior, and Informed Cons...

The Forest Dialogue


‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ (FPIC) has emerged as a key principle in international law, related to indigenous peoples and is considered necessary in sectors like dam building, extractive industries, forestry, plantations, conservation, bio-prospecting and environmental impact assessment. While the right itself is clearly affirmed, the practicalities for non-State parties to adhere to it are less clear, and so initiatives to ensure FPIC are considered.

This document is a description of a series of workshops conducted in Bogota, Colombia, to engage in discussion about Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) among Afro and Indigenous communities. The document includes a summary of the discussion in each of the workshops, and is intended to provide frameworks for using FPIC from these communities' perspectives.

Indigenous Peoples' Participatory Rights in Relation to Decisions about Natural Resource Extraction: The More Fundamental Issue About what Rights Indigenous Peoples have in Lands and Resources
Scientific Paper

2005 - English - Advanced

Indigenous Peoples' Participatory Rights in ...

James Anaya


This article by James Anaya, who was later selected as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, discusses Indigenous peoples right to consultation in resource development, as of 2005. The international rights afforded Indigenous people under the ILO ‘duty to consult’ are discussed, along with the ambiguity and uncertainty with which those laws are applied. Anaya discusses the rights Indigenous people should receive in land and resource development.

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, and the Ontario Government, as there are many concerns and issues that Serpent River First Nation had to disclose and bring forward, particularly uranium mining and exploration. Serpent River First Nation had an evening engagement session that was held in the community on the evening December 3, 2008.

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 ensure their communities and lands are protected. A Case Study of Galore Creek, on the traditional territory of Tahltan Nation is proposed as an example of sustainable development.

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