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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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Canada' Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis
Report

2018 - English - Moderate

Canada' Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework...

Hayden King, Shiri Pastnernak


" This report analyzes the substantial changes to Indigenous policy and legislation in Canada, which are coalescing around the current Liberal Government's proposed Indigenous Rights, Reconciliation and Implementation Framework legislation"

Realizing Indigenous Rights in the Context of Extractive Imperialism: Canada's shifting and fledgling progress towards the implementation of UNDRIP
Scientific Paper

This article addresses Canada’s shifting yet fledgling progress towards the harmonisation of Canadian domestic law and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The pathway to reconciliation and sustainable development for Canada is discussed as rights-based resource governance in contrast to Canada’s current imposition of extractive imperialism in both Canada and Latin America.

This briefing note provides an overview of FPIC in international law and across industry sections. The note also discusses how to identify customary land through mapping; engaging with representative organizations; pairing participation with informed consent; ensuring consent and resolving conflict. This note can inform consent processes throughout the consultation stages.

Workshop on the Impacts of Mining and other extractive projects on Ethnic Territories
Manual

This workshop analyzes the impacts of mining and extractive projects on Colombian ethnic territories from a social, environmental, and spiritual perspectives. The workshop aimed to foster discussion and debate about the importance of impact assessment as a tool for informed decision making, in the application of Free, Prior, Informed Consent.

This article explores “landscape approaches” to the use of lands, which have emerged in response to the trade-off between the environment and resource development. Different types of landscape approaches to environmental conservation are discussed and ten principles of the approaches are identified. These principles emphasize adaptive management, stakeholder involvement, and multiple objectives.

Participation with a punch: Community referenda on dam projects and the right to free, prior, and informed consent to development
Scientific Paper

Acknowledging the cultural, social, and environmental impacts of resource developments such as hydro-electric dams, the rights of Indigenous people to Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC), are necessary to protect their lands. The article introduces the community referenda, as a consultation strategy used in areas impacted by development projects, and provides a democratic process based on voting to indicate the communities’ consent or refusal of a proposed development project. Community referenda provide a potential solution to industry non-compliance with FPIC.

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