Vicky Tauli-Corpuz talks about the importance of indigenous groups strengthening themselves, and using the range of international instruments and mechanisms in place, to pressure their governments to implement changes.
This panel, featuring Dalee Sambo Dorough and Lorraine Land, examines the FPIC standard in international law, and how this standard has legal effect in Canada, as well as the convergence of international and domestic law in decisions such as the Tsilhqot'in Supreme Court Decision.
This panel gives examples of FPIC in the Indigenous Peoples’ exercise of their own jurisdictions, both under customary Indigenous laws and traditions, and through recently developed FPIC and engagement protocols.
Moderated by William David, this panel features Anne Marie Sam, Chief Roger William, Chief Dean Sayers, Andrew Chapeskie, and John Cutfeet.
On this panel speakers give examples of the adoption of FPIC policies by corporations and industry bodies, why different sectors of business such as finance and extractive corporations may have an interest in adopting FPIC, and the challenges that remain.
Moderated by Alan Young, this panel features Lina Holguin, Francois Meloche, and Ian Thomson.
This symposium was an opportunity to discuss the importance of free, prior and informed consent, its status in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today.
Watch all the archived discussions from May 20, 2015 here!