Indigenous Rights, Consultation and Consent

Free, Prior Informed Consent

States shall consult & cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources, particularly in connection with the development, utilization or exploitation of mineral, water or other resources

– UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples155

For our continued survival, dignity and well-being, any and all development of our lands, territories and resources requires our free, prior and informed consent.

– BC First Nations Energy & Mining Council 156

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