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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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Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuses During Pandemic, Report Finds
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuse...

The Guardian


This article discusses the human rights implications for Indigenous communities of tropical countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article is based on a recent report suggesting that economy recovery plans are prioritizing extractive industries over human rights.

Indigenous Knowledge a Path to Social Change?
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Knowledge a Path to Social Change?

Melinda Webber, Te Kawehau Hoskins


This article examines a global organization called The Atlantic Fellows, and its implementation of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity. This program is focused on bringing about social change using Indigenous knowledge and resources.

Recognising Indigenous Rights and Local Perspectives on Arctic development: Lessons from Greenland, Norway and Finland
Policy Brief

2018 - English - Practical

Recognising Indigenous Rights and Local Pers...

Lindroth Marjo, Sinevaara-Niskanen Heidi, Vola Joonas


Based on a series of workshops in Norway, Finland, and Greenland, this policy brief aims to understand the role of local individuals in development projects, and how the rights of Indigenous peoples are exercised.

Articulating Indigenous Rights Within the Inclusive Development Framework: An Assessment of Forest Stewardship Policies and Practices in British Columbia, Canada
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Articulating Indigenous Rights Within the In...

Andrea Lyall, Janette Bulkan, Natasha Caverley et al.


This article focuses on contemporary forest stewardship in British Columbia, Canada and its relation to Indigenous inclusive development policies. This article also offers recommendations towards policymakers for implementing UNDRIP and facilitating reconciliation.

Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural Resource Management and Decision Making as a Driver of Change in U.S. Forestry
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Rights and Empowerment in Natural...

Michael J. Dockry


This paper highlights Indigenous empowerment and influence over natural resource management in areas such as climate change, fossil fuel extraction, timber harvesting, and water management. This paper also addresses the future of natural resource management.

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.

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