Recent Press Releases

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'Lead the Charge' Campaign Launches with Scorecard Tracking Human Rights and Environmental Policy in the EV Supply Chain – Most Automakers Fail Indigenous Rights Due Diligence

March 7, 2023

While Lead the Charge analysis found that several companies are already working to ensure clean and equitable supply chains, Indigenous Peoples’ rights were the lowest-scoring category among 18 top-selling international automakers.

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To Improve Multinational Enterprise Guidelines, the OECD Must Make Explicit Reference to FPIC and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

March 3, 2023

This article defines the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and discusses how explicit articulation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, including FPIC, in its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises can improve international standards on responsible and sustainable business practices.

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First Peoples Worldwide Annual Report 2021-2022

Nov. 29, 2022

Dear Friends: It is through First Peoples Worldwide’s role as a convener, connector, and amplifier that we are privileged to be a part of mainstreaming the rights of Indigenous Peoples through the capital markets...

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First Peoples Worldwide Partners with Adasina Social Capital to Develop Comprehensive Indigenous Rights Risk Screen for Investors

Nov. 28, 2022

Since 2021, First Peoples Worldwide has partnered with Adasina Social Capital to create an Indigenous Rights Risk screen. This article details the methodologies, opportunities and challenges.

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New Research from First Peoples Worldwide Showcases Indigenous-Led Solutions and Opportunities within Native Food Supply Chains

Nov. 10, 2022

Data Recognizes Historic Harms and Contemporary Challenges, and Demonstrates Native Food’s Intrinsic Sustainability, Self-Determined Value, Economic Opportunity, and Bridge to Community Health and Post-Pandemic Innovation From 2021-2022, First Peoples Worldwide engaged Native farmers, ranchers, harvesters, fishers, chefs, and entrepreneurs in the U.S. – over 85 participants in total – to...

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Statement towards Discontinuing the Use of the Collective Term ‘Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ or ‘IPLC’

Oct. 26, 2022

UPDATE July 2023 - Read statement by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” in regards to Indigenous Peoples and local communities . Cultural Survival and First Peoples Worldwide consider it...

UN CERD Review of U.S. August 2022

From Perpetuating Rights Violations to Overarching FPIC Failure, the UN CERD Review of the U.S. Gave Unprecedented Attention to Indigenous Peoples

Oct. 6, 2022

Following First Peoples Worldwide’s support of early action requests by the Gwich’in and Anishinaabe, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination uplifted a litany of Indigenous concerns in the formal review of the U.S.’s obligation to end racial discrimination.

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Corporate Risk Reporting and Indigenous Peoples: The International Sustainability Standards Board

Oct. 4, 2022

This article looks at the formation and function of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and ways Indigenous Peoples can get involved.

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As Oil and Gas Interests Exit the Arctic Refuge and Insurers Join Banks with Protective Policy, Full Protection Remains Critical for Sacred Land of the Gwich’in

Oct. 3, 2022

A string of successes from the Gwich’in Steering Committee’s corporate engagement strategy have edged the Gwich’in closer to full protection for their sacred land and animals.

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First Peoples Worldwide Joins Indigenous-led Coalition that Promotes Rights-Centered Transition to the Clean Energy Economy

Aug. 5, 2022

First Peoples Worldwide is among several organizations to provide leadership to a new coalition to Secure Indigenous People’s Rights in a Green Economy (SIRGE Coalition). To commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the SIRGE Coalition will launch its website on August 9.