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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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“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital Ecosystems”: Q&A with Nia Tero CEO Peter Seligmann
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital E...

Rhett A. Butler


This article presents an interview with Peter Seligmann, the CEO of Nia Tero. Nia Tero is an organization that empowers and supports Indigenous peoples' rights to cultural independence, as well as conservation of their land.

Working with Indigenous, Local and Scientific Knowledge in Assessments of Nature and Nature’s Linkages with People
Scientific Paper

This article presents an analysis of The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) adoption of Indigenous local knowledge.

Reclaiming Mountain Lake: Applying Environmental Repossession in Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Territory, Canada
Scientific Paper

2021 - English - Practical

Reclaiming Mountain Lake: Applying Environme...

Chantelle A.M. Richmond, Elana Nightingale


Based on interviews with the Anishinaabe community of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, this paper examines the community views on the planning and implementation of camps at Mountain Lake.

The Changing Face of Environmental Governance in the Brazilian Amazon: Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Promoting Norm Diffusion
Scientific Paper

2019 - English - Practical

The Changing Face of Environmental Governanc...

Veronika Miranda Chase


This article examines the disconnect between the Brazilian government's political discourse and the implementation of ILO Convention No. 169.

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.

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