Starting with Community, Investing Capital, Building Capacity, Realizing Culture.
The four C’s are what drive our work. First Peoples works to stop and reverse injustices by equipping Indigenous Peoples with resources to challenge government, corporation and conservation policies. At the same time, First Peoples is building capacity in Indigenous communities to play an active role in conservation of the planet.
First Peoples'''' programs are grounded in the belief that assets are the building blocks of wealth; Indigenous Peoples own substantial assets but frequently lack the control necessary to benefit from them. We believe that successful economic development is a holistic process that takes into account the political, social, and cultural variables of a community. We have three core programs: The Indigenous Stewardship Initiative, Corporate Engagement, and Advocacy.