Guillaume Côté

Université de Montréal
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Sara Teitelbaum
Start: 2021-09-01
End: 2023-09-01


Indigenous People consent in forest governance context
This project is about the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous People in forest governance context. FPIC discusses the right of indigenous peoples to accept or refuse natural resource development activities in their traditional territory. FPIC is recognized in International law among others in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). There are many avenues for FPIC implementation around the world, including national laws, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and actions by Indigenous nations. As the diversity of FPIC initiatives grows, implementation challenges remain significant. This research project aims to document the institutional arrangements put in place as part of the FPIC application process on forest territories in a boreal context (in Canada, Sweden and Russia. Particular attention is paid to the forest certification process, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The research methodology is mainly qualitative.


Consentement autochtone, Gouvernance foretière, Droit autochtone, Foresterie sociale, Consent of Indigenous People , Forest governance, Indigenous law, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)