Recent Press Releases

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At UNPFII Twenty-First Session, Indigenous Leaders Demand Better FPIC Implementation from Transnational Businesses and Highlight Indigenous-led Solutions

June 30, 2022

Takeaways from Indigenous leadership at the Twenty-First Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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United Nations Responds a Second Time to Violations of Anishinaabe Rights, Signals Priorities for Imminent Review of U.S.’s Racial Discrimination Record

June 13, 2022

With ongoing and escalating human rights violations to the Anishinaabe, UN CERD responded to a second request for action, recommending suspension of the Line 3 pipeline until FPIC is granted, investigation into violence against Indigenous women and protestors, and more.

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UNPFII 2022 Side Events: Indigenous-led Transition Minerals Panel and FPIC Leadership Training 

April 8, 2022

First Peoples Worldwide presents a high-level panel on Indigenous-led transition minerals solutions and a leadership training to elevate FPIC in transition mineral development at the Twenty-First Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

SEC Climate Rule Proposal

SEC Climate Rule: A Good First Step for ESG but Falls Short without Consideration of Indigenous Peoples

March 31, 2022

The SEC’s rule to standardize climate-related disclosures is an important step to help companies and investors identify risk, but falls short without consideration of impacts to Indigenous Peoples.

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Without Menominee Consent, New Back Forty Mine Developers Do Not Have Social License to Operate

March 18, 2022

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has opposed mining that threatens their sacred land, resources, culture, and lifeways; new owners of a major development project must solicit their free, prior, and informed consent.


New SEC Rule Must Integrate Respect for Indigenous Rights to Address Climate Crisis and Fulfill Global ESG Commitments

March 11, 2022

With a new climate risk rule being proposed by the SEC, investors have raised concerns that Indigenous Peoples’ rights are not adequately considered in ESG and climate due diligence

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Prioritizing Safety, Wellbeing and Good Relationships through Investment in Indian Country

Feb. 28, 2022

Finance leaders Chrystel Cornelius, Jaime Gloshay and Jacqueline Jennings share Native investment innovation and best practices in the webinar “Investment in Indian Country: Supporting Sovereignty, Seeding Solutions.”

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IIPWG Webinar - Investment in Indian Country: Supporting Sovereignty, Seeding Solutions

Feb. 7, 2022

Investment in Indian Country: Supporting Sovereignty, Seeding Solutions Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:00 am ET Link to the video recording, plus brief summary article Prioritizing Safety, Wellbeing and Good Relationships through Investment in Indian Country . Featuring: Chrystel Cornelius , CEO and President, Oweesta Corporation Jaime Gloshay , Co-Director, Native...

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Native and Investor-led Advocacy to Change the Washington Football Team’s Name: A Timeline

Jan. 31, 2022

For over fifty years, combined action on the frontlines, in courtrooms, in boardrooms and on the corporate floor advocated for the retirement of the Washington Football Team’s racist name and logo. In July 2020, the team announced the change. As the team gears up to announce its new name on...

FNMPC Net Zero Conference

Save the Date: FNMPC's Toward Net Zero by 2050 Conference

Dec. 28, 2021

Presented by the First Nations Major Project Coalition (FNMPC) in partnership with First Peoples Worldwide, the conference will present a fulsome picture of the risks and opportunities that this major economic shift will bring to and for Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. and Canada.