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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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FPIC in Canada: Towards a New Relationship with Indigenous Peoples
Essay

2016 - English - Academic

FPIC in Canada: Towards a New Relationship wit…

Torys LLP


A review of all legal implications of FPIC including Canadian, international, etc. What the current state of aboriginal affairs is in Canada and how we can implement FPIC moving forward.

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…

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.

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