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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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Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence: Indigenous Engagement, Consultation, and 'Consideration' in the Impact Assessment Act
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Public Interest Versus Indigenous Confidence...

David V. Wright


This paper examines Canada’s 2019 Impact Assessment Act and its relation to the engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities.

Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the Context of Mining in Canada
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Cons...

A.J Sinclair, S. Sadiq


Based on a series of interviews with relevant actors, this paper aims to determine the meaning given to FPIC and how it is implemented in decision making relating to the mining sector in Canada.

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vaccination
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

First Nations' Consent Key to COVID-19 Vacci...

John Chidley-Hill


This article investigates the challenges surrounding the delivery, acceptability, and the role of Indigenous consent in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to remote Indigenous communities in Canada.

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-Driven Approaches to Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Lessons from Two Canadian Cases
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Transformative Potential of Indigenous-D...

Martin Papillon, Thierry Rodon


This paper addresses two case studies, a mining policy identified in the Cree Nation of James Bay and a community-driven impact assessment process identified by the Squamish Nation. The paper aims to articulate Indigenous-driven mechanisms and how these can transform how FPIC is implemented in practice.

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholders to Rightsholders
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Reframing Indigenous Peoples from Stakeholde...

Peter Pomart


This paper addresses the inconsistencies between consultation processes developed by industries and the existing FPIC guidelines, and how these inconsistencies attribute to the resistance of Indigenous Peoples to various resource development projects. By doing so, this paper also aims to shift Indigenous Peoples from stakeholders to rightsholders.

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous Self-Developed FPIC Protocols
Report

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous...

Sheryl Lightfoot


This paper investigates a series of case studies on Indigenous self-developed FPIC principles and guidelines. This paper also highlights how these principles relate to the inclusion of women and youth in decision making processes, and what actions Indigenous peoples may take to ensure a community approach to resource development issues.

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