The Native name of the Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group (IIPWG) is Yethiya wihe’, meaning “We all give to them/We all invest in them” in the Oneida language. 

IIPWG holds monthly calls that serve as a clearinghouse for education, news, and joint action to bridge and bring together Native and Non-Native communities on issues related to sustainable and responsible investing. IIPWG’s work centers on four priority areas:

1) Ensuring Indigenous Peoples' Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
2) Addressing the impact of extractive industries on the environment and Indigenous communities.
3) Ending the use of racist images, stereotypes, and cultural appropriation.
4) Building corporate & investor support for Indian Country.

 

First Peoples Worldwide is the secretariat for IIPWG. If you have questions or would like to learn more about joining IIPWG, please email fpw@colorado.edu.