Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on Free Prior Informed Consent and Corporation Standards

Indigenous Peoples rights tend to be viewed as local anecdotes relevant only to communities and individuals, rather than a global movement of international significance. Yet over the past several decades that has begun to change. Indigenous Peoples around the world are mobilizing and achieving unprecedented recognition by governments, corporations, and the international community. In 2007, this mobilization resulted in two landmark victories: 1) the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the UN General Assembly and 2) the passing of a shareholder resolution directing Newmont Mining to assess its practices and policies towards Indigenous Peoples, with support from 91.6 percent of the company?s shareholders

File Type: pdf
Categories: Community Engagement Practices
Author: First Peoples Worldwide