Recent Press Releases


First Peoples Worldwide Remembers Dr. Mark Meaney – Consummate Scholar, Partner and Friend

July 19, 2021

It is with heavy hearts to learn of the passing of Mark E. Meaney, Ph.D. Dr. Meaney was instrumental in homing First Peoples Worldwide at the University of Colorado Boulder, facilitating deep and lasting partnerships between the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business...

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Indigenous Peoples’ Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A Priority for Human Rights Due Diligence

April 27, 2021

The due diligence and process necessary when obtaining free, prior and informed consent upholds Indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination and their sovereignty and facilitates equitable partnerships throughout the duration of a project lifecycle and long afterwards.

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Recording: Shareholder Advocacy for Indigenous Communities - UNPFII 2021 Side Event

April 13, 2021

Organized in partnership between the Gwich’in Steering Committee, Cultural Survival, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and First Peoples Worldwide as a side event for the 20th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), April 19-30, 2021. Shareholder Advocacy for Indigenous Communities Thursday, April 22, 2021,...

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First Peoples Worldwide Receives Two-Year Gift from the Bay and Paul Foundations

March 2, 2021

First Pe oples Worldwide is honored to receive a generous, multi-year gift from the Bay and Paul Foundations . Early support from the Bay and Paul Foundations helped establish First Peoples at the University of Colorado Boulder, and subsequent support has allowed First Peoples to develop authentic solutions that strengthen...

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Strategies to Prevent Harm from Development on Sacred and Ancestral Lands

Feb. 1, 2021

With new executive leadership in the U.S., Senior Fellow Dave Archambault shares engagement strategies to help Indigenous Peoples defend their land and resources from harm from development.

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Executive Actions: Revoking Keystone XL, Reviewing Development on Sacred Lands

Jan. 20, 2021

Early Biden-Harris executive actions acknowledge growing political and human rights risks attendant to development that proceeds without the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples.

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Outcome Document: Harnessing Private Equity for Indigenous Peoples

Dec. 22, 2020

Research from First Peoples Worldwide shows enormous opportunity as tribes seek to diversify their economic development and, given the impacts of the global pandemic, provide jobs and economic opportunities to their citizens.

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First Peoples Worldwide 2020 in Review

Dec. 9, 2020

First Peoples Worldwide reflects on Indigenous and Native-led action in 2020 and work that will improve global human rights accountability and the capacity for just and sustainable development into 2021 and beyond.

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Kate R. Finn Appointed Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide

Dec. 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Kate R. Finn has been appointed Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide. Kate has served as Staff Attorney at First Peoples since 2018 and has expertise on articulating how the impacts of development in Indigenous communities must be addressed at all levels of business...


Gwich'in Petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Remedy to Imminent U.S. Oil & Gas Development

Nov. 20, 2020

UPDATE 1/11/21 - Following the sale of the Arctic Refuge for oil and gas development , the Gwich’in Steering Committee submitted follow-up to IACHR, asking the Commission to consider continuing human rights violations and irreparable harm to the Gwich’in if lease sales are finalized. The letter requests “that the Commission...