Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Self-Determination – A Guide on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

September 2023
Cultural Survival and First Peoples’ Worldwide

This visually appealing guide has been written to support indigenous peoples all over the world who are defending their lands, territories and natural resources. Its goal is to provide clear guidance to communities and their leaders to exercising the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) concerning any land-related investment or expropriation. The guide provides both strategic and technical guidance on what to do, how to do it and in what order. It suggests things that can be done by communities in preparation for negotiations with outsiders, as well as clarifying how to ensure their meaningful and effective participation during any such negotiations or consultations, and steps for following up afterwards. The guide is general in nature but will be of great interest to all those working with indigenous communities in countries across Africa. The guide is in English, with translations in French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and several unnamed indigenous languages promised in coming months.