Recent Press Releases

Change the Name

First Peoples Worldwide Leads Investors’ Call for NFL Washington Team Name Change

June 30, 2020

Investor groups and foundations representing more than $620 billion in assets have called for sponsors to terminate business with the Washington D.C. franchise if it does not stop using the racial slur “R*dsk*ns” as its name.

We Are One

Community Policing, Accountability, Peace and Culturally Connected Justice

June 9, 2020

In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the important rising awareness of the plight of our Black brothers and sisters, we are cognizant of ways in which people of color must reclaim policing in their communities...

UN/Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples and the 2020 Human Rights Review of the U.S. during a Global Pandemic

May 1, 2020

The Universal Periodic Review of the U.S. must consider the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and how the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates disparities in Native communities.

Gwich'in Steering Committee

Indigenous-led Corporate Advocacy and How Financial Institutions Can Avoid “Another Standing Rock”

April 22, 2020

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day , we highlight how advocacy by and for the Gwich’in Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led to some dramatic changes in bank policies and government legislation that better protects people and the planet. In 1988, Elders and Chiefs of...

UPR Process

UPR Primer: Indigenous Priorities in the Universal Periodic Review of the United States

April 21, 2020

The Universal Periodic Review of the U.S. – slated for November 9, 2020 – will identify areas where the country can better protect and preserve the human rights of Indigenous Peoples. Part one of this article looks at the review process and past considerations concerning Indigenous Peoples. Established in 2006,...

Native American Dance Group via

The Time We Are In

April 2, 2020

In this time of crisis, we must redouble efforts to preserve and protect the health, safety and prosperity of Indigenous Peoples.

Women-led Navajo Volunteers during COVID-19

Economic Resources for Indigenous Peoples Affected by COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Resources supporting the health, safety and economic prospects of Indigenous communities in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

Green Money Journal Indigenous Issues - March 15, 2020

Green Money Journal: Indigenous Peoples, Impact Investing and Investing in Native Communities

March 25, 2020

First Peoples Worldwide guest edits the March 2020 Indigenous issues of Green Money Journal, exploring renewable energy and just transition in Indian Country, risk assessment that considers Indigenous women and children, and more.

An extractive industry man camp in British Columbia.

Violence from Extractive Industry 'Man Camps' Endangers Indigenous Women and Children

Jan. 29, 2020

First Peoples Worldwide provided expert testimony for the Yankton Sioux Tribe regarding the immediate and enduring harm to Indigenous communities caused by extractive industry man camps.

Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich'in Steering Committee

First Peoples Worldwide 2019 in Review

Dec. 30, 2019

This year First Peoples Worldwide undertook a range of endeavors, from incubating an Indigenous-focused private equity model and engendering scholarship around Indigenous rights and business, to advocating to protect sacred Native lands in the Arctic and supporting sovereign approaches to combat human trafficking in Indian Country. With 2019 coming to...