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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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Realizing Indigenous Rights in the Context of Extractive Imperialism: Canada's shifting and fledgling progress towards the implementation of UNDRIP
Scientific Paper

2019 - English - Practical

Realizing Indigenous Rights in the Context of …

Terry Mitchell


This article addresses Canada’s shifting yet fledgling progress towards the harmonisation of Canadian domestic law and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The pathway to reconciliation and sustainable development for Canada is discussed as rights-based resource governance in contrast to Canada’…

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Opposes Federal Government's Proposal to Implement UNDRIP
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Opposes Federal G…

Logan Turner


This article takes the perspective of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, a First Nation in northwestern Ontario, on the implementation of Bill C-15.

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Brief Summary

2013 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Free, Prio…

International Indian Treaty Council


Training material created by the International Indian Treaty Council to explain the core principles and articles of FPIC as stated in the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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The Rise of Indigenous Resource Interests – Pathway to Success
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

The Rise of Indigenous Resource Interests – Pa…

Maureen McCall


This news article discusses the factors influencing decision making by First Nations within the natural resource sector in Canada.

Uncommon Ground: The Impact of Natural Resource Corruption on Indigenous Peoples
News Article

2020 - English - Simple

Uncommon Ground: The Impact of Natural Resourc…

Carter Squires, Landau Kelsey, Robin J. Lewis


This news article discusses contextual factors that can allow for more effective resource governance on Indigenous land in Brazil, Peru, and Canada.

New Community-Driven Project Aims to Support Revitalization of Indigenous Languages for Current and Coming Generations
News Article

2022 - English - Simple

New Community-Driven Project Aims to Support R…

Bev Betkowski


This news article presents a community-based project - Supporting Indigenous Language Revitalization (SILR). This project's goal is to incorporate community and Indigenous led efforts to preserve and strengthen Indigenous languages across Turtle Island.