Importance, Wisdom, and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Creating a New Earth in the 21st Century [08/09/2015]

By Yingqian Chen

Guests:

  • Rebecca Adamson, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide, (In-Studio),
  • Nick Pelosi, Corporate Engagement Manager, First Peoples Worldwide, (In Studio)*,
  • Stephanie A. Conduff, Esq., CEO, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, and Representative, First Peoples Worldwide (By Skype)*,
  • Mackie Moore, Advisor, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, (By Skype)*,
    • Special Guest: Nick Pelosi, Corporate Engagement Manager, First Peoples Worldwide, (In Studio)*.

Segment 1guest1-080915Rebecca Adamson, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide, (In-Studio)* Segment 2guest2-080915Nick Pelosi, Corporate Engagement Manager, First Peoples Worldwide, (In Studio)
Segment 3guest3-080915Stephanie A. Conduff, Esq., CEO, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, and Representative, First Peoples Worldwide (By Skype)* Segment 4guest4-080915Mackie Moore, Advisor, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, (By Skype)*

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our outstanding guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Rebecca Adamson, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide, (In-Studio)*
  • Segment ‘2’:  Nick Pelosi, Corporate Engagement Manager, First Peoples Worldwide, (In Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’:  Stephanie A. Conduff, Esq., CEO, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, and Representative, First Peoples Worldwide (By Skype)*
  • Segment ‘4’:  Mackie Moore, Advisor, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, (By Skype)*
    • Special Guest: Nick Pelosi, Corporate Engagement Manager, First Peoples Worldwide, (In Studio)*.

First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) is an Indigenous led organization that builds upon a foundation of Indigenous rights and values to achieve a sustainable future for all. FPW’s corporate engagement program is devoted to building a cultural bridge between Indigenous Peoples and the private sector, and makes the business case for respecting and upholding Indigenous Peoples’ rights. FPW also provides grants directly to Indigenous-led development projects. Since 2007, they’ve given over $2 million in grants to hundreds of Indigenous communities across 60 countries. 

FPW promotes socially responsible investing as a tool to advance the livelihoods and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples around the world. This entails a broad array of tactics ranging from promoting investment in Indigenous-owned businesses to using shareholder advocacy to reduce the harmful social and environmental effects of corporate development on Indigenous lands. FPW’s recently-published Indigenous Rights Risk Report highlights the value of investing in companies that seek positive relationships with Indigenous communities, and the financial risks of failing to do so. They are a member of the Indigenous Peoples Working Group of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing, and maintain active and ongoing engagement with companies, industry associations, and multilaterals. 

First Peoples Worldwide was first developed in 1997 by Cherokee social entrepreneur Rebecca Adamson, as a program of her non-profit First Nations Development Institute. In 2005, Rebecca and her daughter, Neva, founded First Peoples Worldwide as a full-fledged organization in its own right. It focuses on funding local development projects in Indigenous communities all over the world while creating bridges between the communities and corporations, governments, academics, NGOs and investors in their regions. It facilitates the use of traditional Indigenous knowledge in solving today’s challenges, including climate change, food security, medicine, governance and sustainable development.

The objective of Sovereign Concepts, LLC, is to provide professional services and mentoring to those with the grit to grow the economy and improve the community. 

Its long-term objective is to see more Native entrepreneur in the community. It believes it is important to continue to work together and create an intentional space to bring the community together and have an inclusive place that is welcoming to Native youth and women in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 

Specifically, Sovereign Concepts, LLC, is trying to be a place for generations to meet, talk, solve problems, share perspectives, and grow the economy and improve the community through supporting the growth of future and existing business in Oklahoma. For example, it will host networking events with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce.

Program overview


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
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