As part of our work with conscious investors and ethical brands supporting indigenous communities, we want to share with you the latest news, industry insights and topical and relevant content to keep you as informed and up-to-date as possible. Check back regularly for the latest updates.

World Indigenous Report 2020

The Indigenous World 2020 Report

The Indigenous World 2020 Report is an insightful piece of research published by IWGIA. This annual report is the go-to reference for updates on the rights and experiences of Indigenous Peoples.

The 34th edition includes a special focus on climate change – as rising temperatures, unpredictable weather and shifting climate patterns, coupled with a global insatiable land rush, are increasingly straining the lands Indigenous Peoples have traditionally been caring for and defending.

IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Blueprints supports this mission through ethical investment model and by raising awareness.

Read the full report here

WIF Recognises Indigenous Peoples Day

WIF Recognises Indigenous Peoples Day

12th October 2020

Today, we recognise Indigenous Peoples Day, one of a growing and welcomed number of days that celebrate not only the existence of indigenous cultures, but also their sizeable contribution to society.

The creation of Indigenous Peoples Day on the same day as Columbus Day is just one example of the growing recognition of both the suffering, and the misunderstanding, of indigenous cultures’ history.

We feel it critical to our mission to recognise this history and look to understand the chequered relationship between indigenous cultures and the rest of the world, as we look to unite them for mutual value. 

Read the full blog here

Virtual Events Institute and WIF Announce Skills Partnership

Virtual Events Institute and WIF Announce Skills Partnership

23rd October 2020

The Virtual Events Institute and The World Indigenous Forum have announced a strategic partnership to help deliver training and certification in virtual events to a cohort of indigenous business owners and marketing agencies globally.

Virtual Events Institute CEO Sophie Ahmed, commented, “The Virtual Events Institute is delighted to support the Forum and indigenous businesses globally.

Our online learning tools and certification will help indigenous marketers and event professionals take full advantage of the opportunities of virtual events and we are proud to be working with WIF.”

Read the full article here