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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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Breaching Barriers: The Fight for Indigenous Participation in Water Governance
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Academic

Breaching Barriers: The Fight for Indigenous P…

David E. Wilkins, Ryan E. Emanuel

This article examines the barriers faced by Indigenous peoples to participation in water governance, which includes planning and permitting of infrastructure affecting their land.

Water Song: Indigenous Women and Water

2016 - English - Practical

Water Song: Indigenous Women and Water

Kate Cave, Shianne McKay

This article reflects on the role of Indigenous women in water governance.

A manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC): Communities in the Driving Seat

This manual provides an overview of FPIC and how it can be utilized from a community perspective.

A Toolkit to Support Conservation by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Building Capacity and Sharing Knowledge for Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs)

This toolkit consists of practical resources that can be used to empower local communities and Indigenous peoples to recognize human rights, biodiversity, and ecosystem protection.

Indigenous Women's Rights and the Inter-American System: A Toolkit on Mechanisms

2015 - English - Simple

Indigenous Women's Rights and the Inter-Americ…

Andrea Galindo, Ellen-Rose Kambel, Valérie Couillard

This toolkit consists of eight notes. Each note provides legal instruments, analyses, recommendations, and other forums that advocate for the rights of Indigenous women.

UNDRIP Implementation: More Reflections on the Braiding of International, Domestic and Indigenous Laws

2018 - English - Academic

UNDRIP Implementation: More Reflections on the…


This report is a collection of essays discussing how Canadian law, International law, and Indigenous law can come together to support the implementation of UNDRIP.

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