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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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Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations across country
News Article

2014 - English - Practical

Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations a...

David Ball

Tsilhoqot’in people won a case that was brought to the Supreme Court of Canada over legal title to 1,700 square kilometres of traditional hunting and trapping territories. The ruling gives legal validity to the long-standing Aboriginal claims to territory beyond their reserves. While this ruling does require that governments justify economic pro...

Executive Summary: Previous Consultation
Official Statement

Perspective of the Ecuadorian government on the prior consultation of Ecuador's Southwest Round.

Mining, unions and the Orinoco Mining Arc, deadly combination for the indigenous people of El Caura
News Article

Report on the relationship between violence, mining and indigenous peoples of the Caura river.

Mexico: Challenges for inclusive development

2014 - Español - Simple

Mexico: Challenges for inclusive development

Oficina de Coordinación del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en México

Infographics regarding the indigenous population and other vulnerable groups in the country.

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
News Article

2013 - English - Simple

ON AIR - Spreading the word about the right ...

Kaimana Barcarse

This article describes a series of radio programs being produced by Cultural Survival, to share knowledge about the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with Indigenous communities. UNDRIP and FPIC are significant international policies, but their benefit is only realized when they are applied by Indigenous peoples. Gre...

Free Prior and Informed Consent: a Fairer Way
News Article

2016 - English - Practical

Free Prior and Informed Consent: a Fairer Way

Byron Williams, Joëlle Pastora Salas

A news article on what UNDRIP does,why FPIC is important to indigenous peoples in Canada,and what a commitment by the Trudeau government will look like in practice.