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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.

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.

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 Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indigenous Consultation in Jasper National Park
Scientific Paper

2020 - English - Practical

The Paths to Realizing Reconciliation: Indig...

Courtney W. Mason, Jason W. Johnston


This article looks at Jasper National Park and its roots in Indigenous traditional territory. Through interviews with Jasper Indigenous Forum and the park’s management team, this article identifies the need for increased consultation processes in order to improve Indigenous representation in the park.

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 Conse...

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.

Towards Understanding Benefit Sharing between Extractive Industries and Indigenous/Local Communities in the Arctic
Scientific Paper

This special issue investigates benefit sharing and compensation mechanisms for Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Arctic regions due to industrial resource extraction. The issue also highlights corporate social responsibility standards and the practice of implementing legislation that supports Indigenous interests.

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