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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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Northern Public Affairs - The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
Report

2016 - English - Practical

Northern Public Affairs - The Right to Free, P…

Northern Public Affairs


This magazine issue is a compilation of the voices of Indigenous Peoples in Canada through a collection of informative articles as well as poetry and art. The focus of this issue is on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as told and understood by various Indigenous individuals. It is a fantastic resource that gives many examples of why FPIC is…

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples
Video & Podcast

This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. FPIC is a continual process that involves mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in dec…

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

2020 - English - Practical

Indigenous Laws and Governance in Indigenous S…

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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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