“Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A practical guide for Indigenous Peoples in Guyana” was first published as a working draft in 2006, as part of the joint project “Indigenous Perspectives on Consultation and Decision-making about Mining and other Natural Resources.” This version updates the previous draft to reflect the current legal and policy context. It also adds lessons from March 2010 and December 2010 training of trainers workshops for Amerindian leaders and resource persons in Georgetown, Guyana. This guide should be read together with two companion guides: “Environmental and Social Impact Assessments: A practical guide for Indigenous Peoples in Guyana” and “Negotiating Impact and Benefit Agreements: A practical guide for Indigenous Peoples in Guyana.” These documents were made possible with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada. The contents of this report represent the views and findings of the authors alone and not necessarily those of The North-South Institute’s directors, sponsors or supporters, or those consulted during its preparations. Amerindian Peoples Association 200 Charlotte Street Bourda, Guyana Email: apaguy@networksgy.com Tel: +592 227-0275 Forest Peoples Programme 1c Fosseway Business Centre Stratford Road Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9NQ England Tel: 01608 652893 Fax: + 44 1608 652878 Email: info@forestpeoples.org, marcus@forestpeoples.org Web: www.forestpeoples.org The North-South Institute 55 Murray, Suite 200 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5M3 Canada Tel: (613) 241-3535 Fax: (613) 241-7435 Email: nsi@nsi-ins.ca, msimms@nbsi-ins.ca Web: www.nsi-ins.ca All photos courtesy of and copyright: The Amerindian Peoples Association and The North-South Institute. The concession map photo on page 23 was purchased from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (March 2010). Copyright: The Amerindian Peoples Association, the Forest Peoples Programme and The North-South Institute

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