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Indigenous Peoples have the Right to Decide

Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is the inherent right Indigenous communities have to decide “yes” or “no” to mining, forestry, oil, gas, water, or other proposed external activities that would affect their lands, territories, and/or natural resources.

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Learning about international and national standards helps communities to defend their lands.

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Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent Not as a Snapshot But As a Feature Film
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

Shifting the Focus: Viewing Indigenous Consent…

Michael Coyle


This paper critiques current Canadian consultation processes and proposes changes to improve their effectiveness with respect to Indigenous values and legal orders, in order to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments.

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-Dri…

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.

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - Multilingual - Practical

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and In…

Conservation International, Adrienne McKeehan, Theresa Buppert


This guide was developed by Conservation International (CI), in order to provide clear guidelines for implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent effectively. It clearly defines acronyms, key words, background information, benefits of following FPIC, and a description for adopting the process in each step of the process.

Latest News:

UNDRIP Bill Reaches End Of Its Journey
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

UNDRIP Bill Reaches End Of Its Journey

Marisela Amador


This news article discusses the implementation and passing of UNDRIP in Canada

Opinion: Canadian Implementation of the UNDRIP Would Benefit all Treaty People in Atlantic Canada
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Opinion: Canadian Implementation of the UNDRIP…

Cheryl Knockwood


This news article is an opinion piece outlining the benefits surrounding the implementation of UNDRIP in Canada

Ottawa Announces New Funding to Improve Indigenous Health and Address Racism in the Healthcare System
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Ottawa Announces New Funding to Improve Indige…

Jacob Cardinal


This news article discusses a new funding plan in Canada that is directed towards supporting Indigenous peoples in the healthcare system