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Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group

Dr. Terry Mitchell is a professor of Community Psychology at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario. She started Laurier’s Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance (IRRG) research group with Indigenous scholar Darren Thomas and the Pan-American Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Network (PAIR-GN) with Chilean Indigenous rights lawyer José Aylwin. Their research, funded by Dr. Mitchell’s SSHRC grant, focuses on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the advancement of understanding of, and respect for, the right to Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

Our Mission

To advance social justice and Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world through collaborative knowledge construction, dissemination, and community engagement.

How We Do It


WWW.FPIC.INFO is born as a partnership of several higher education research institutions, led by Dr. Terry Mitchell at Wilfrid Laurier University in collaboration with Dr. Peggy Smith, Lakehead University and Matawa First Nation; Dr. Theirry Rodon, Université Laval; President Rebecca Jamieson, Six Nations Polytechnic, and Prof. José Aylwin, Universidad Austral, Chile. We work to promote access to Indigenous Communities on information and resources related to the right to Free Prior Informed Consent(FPIC).

Copyright notice

All resources belong to their creators. We only have linked and/or uploaded documents we have been granted permission, either by contacting their authors and/or by authors/creators explicitly allowing sharing.

The website itself is maintained by the Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research group in partnership with Deyohahá:ge the Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic in the territory of Six Nations. We explicitly allow sharing and reproduction of any material we have developed, included but not limited to blog posts, summaries, and other informational resources.

May these resources support us all in our ongoing efforts to advance communication, understanding, Indigenous rights, reconciliation and a more just world.