Recent Press Releases

Electric Vehicle

Automakers Have No Unique Policy to Consider Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Despite U.S. Push to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Production

Dec. 22, 2021

Early research into transition mineral demand found that the eleven automakers supporting the U.S. prioritization of electric vehicles do not have policy to activate rights-based engagements with Indigenous Peoples.

Back Forty Mine Projection

Global Demand for Transition Minerals Requires Immediate Consideration of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights throughout Policy and Practice

Dec. 22, 2021

First Peoples Worldwide’s new research and engagement initiative aims to ensure Indigenous Peoples’ rights are upheld with increased demand for transition minerals.

2021 RA Scholarship

First Peoples Worldwide, Leeds School of Business Announce 2021-22 Rebecca Adamson Indigenous Rights and Business Scholarship

Dec. 7, 2021

Indigenous Inclusivity is Path to Most Sustainable Future, says Scholarship Recipient Desmond Bruguier.


Native Food Supply Chain Research Project Gathers Insights and Solutions from Indigenous-led Businesses and Producers

Nov. 24, 2021

With support from Native American Agriculture Fund, First Peoples Worldwide is engaging in conversations with Native food systems participants throughout the U.S. to incorporate their insights into a research project to support Native food sovereignty through building Native supply chains.

Taily Terena at COP26 via IISD

Indigenous Leaders at COP26: Support Indigenous-Led Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Nov. 22, 2021

Indigenous Peoples at the 2021 UN climate summit demanded inclusion and consent in strategies to address climate crises, as well as better access to direct funding for frontline communities facing immediate impacts.

Annual Report 2020-2021 Cover

First Peoples Worldwide Annual Report 2020-2021

Nov. 17, 2021

First Peoples Worldwide deploys multiple strategies at the intersection of business, law, and finance to build the business case for respect for the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Read the annual report, which encompasses project and engagement highlights from July 2020 through June 2021.

Catalytic Capital Research Grant

First Peoples Worldwide Receives Grant to Build the Evidence Base on Catalytic Capital in Indigenous Communities 

Oct. 13, 2021

First Peoples is working alongside consortium partners Croatan Institute and Integrated Capital Investing to research the impact of catalytic capital on Indigenous entrepreneurs and enterprises. 

IIPWG Investor Briefing Invite - September 16 2021

Recording - IIPWG Investor Briefing: Elevating Indigenous Rights in ESG Disclosures

Sept. 13, 2021

Ahead of a potential new climate rule from the SEC, experts examine multiple considerations when assessing impacts on Indigenous Peoples within ESG and climate disclosures.

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United Nations Requests Response from U.S. about Allegations of Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights Violations from Line 3 Construction

Sept. 3, 2021

In its response, the United Nations clearly articulates multiple rights violations attendant to the pipeline that, if left unaddressed, will perpetuate systemic racial discrimination against the Anishinaabe.

Red Road to DC Totem Pole

Tribal Nations, Indigenous Peoples Call for the U.S. to Prioritize the Inherent Right of Consent in Consultations

July 30, 2021

From July 14-29, the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation transported a 25-foot totem pole from Washington State to Washington D.C. as part of the Red Road to DC , stopping for ceremony and live-streamed events with communities leading efforts to protect sacred places under threat from resource...