Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How these companies are supporting Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

August 9th commemorates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

We've collected responses from nine companies who shared how they're supporting and celebrating Indigenous Peoples this month and all year round.


GAIN logo for Google's GAIN ERG

GAIN is one of Google’s 16+ ERGs composed of Googlers from, or passionate about, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples, to attract talent, suppliers and clients to Google from Native American and First Nations population, as well as partnering with nonprofits operating in Native American, First Peoples, and Indigenous communities everywhere to do some good. Here are three focus areas:

Social Impact: In partnership with Google.org, Grow with Google and through internal giving campaigns, we support and build relationships with nonprofits that serve Indigenous people, across critical topics like the MMIW/P crisis, supporting Indigenous small businesses, internet access, and more.

Product and Program Inclusion: Working with product teams to help ensure that Google's tools are representative, useful, and accessible to and for Indigenous people.

Internal Community: Contributing to an environment where Aboriginal and Indigenous employees can thrive at Google, by working with recruiting and internal engagement teams.

Learn more about Google.

Expedia Group

Expedians in IDEA pose for a photo

Our Indigenous Diversity, Expedians and Allies (IDEA) Inclusion Business Group was established to create a community within Expedia Group centered on celebrating Indigenous identities through events, engaging with local communities, creating professional development opportunities, and curating self-education material for allies. To commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, throughout the month of August IDEA will be hosting employee events with speakers, storytelling, and more – to honor Indigenous peoples and their cultures with the theme “Same Ancestors, New World: Leading with Cultural Continuity”.

Learn more about Expedia Group.

Condé Nast

Indigenous Peoples have a rich history and culture and make valuable contributions to the world. Condé Nast is committed to celebrating and supporting Indigenous Peoples by spreading awareness through internal programming and providing resources on ways to educate and support Indigenous businesses, activists and artists, and Indigenous Peoples' contributions to environmental protection. As part of the Condé Code, we continue to highlight the need to Champion All Voices and Condé Nast stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and provides space for Indigenous communities to connect, heal, grow, and share.

Learn more about Condé Nast.


image of green fields

SoftwareOne’s support of Indigenous Peoples is multi-faceted and ever-evolving. For example, our new United States headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was built by Greenfire, which is 100% owned by the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, an indigenous entity with a mission to generate wealth and improve the quality of life for the Potawatomi Tribe. Indigenous Peoples are especially vulnerable to climate change, and as part of our overall climate responsibility efforts, we have donated over 3,000 planted trees supporting reforestation and biodiversity projects. On World's Indigenous Peoples Day, and every day, SoftwareOne honors and celebrates the lives of Indigenous People across the globe.

Learn more about SoftwareOne.


Visa employees posing for a photo

Visa is a proud sponsor of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)’s annual conference which features the largest college and career fair in the United States for Indigenous students and professionals. Visa NATIVE (Natives, Allies, Tribal, and Indigenous Voices Everywhere) is our employee resource group (ERG) that supports Indigenous employees and people by raising awareness and knowledge of the needs of Indigenous communities and its contributions globally through cultural and learning events at Visa.

Learn more about Visa.


ORTEC USA celebrated and honored the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Indigenous Peoples Day which explored Redhawk Pow Wow History and a light reading article to educate ORTEC-ers on Indigenous People and their communities.

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, we hosted a special virtual event with a representative from The Redhawk Native American Arts Council. During this event, we recognized and appreciated the contributions of Indigenous peoples to our society, discussed Native American dancing and celebration. ORTEC-ers learned about the origins of Pow Wows, the regalia and how Indigenous peoples currently interact with these celebrated events. To promote awareness and foster engagement, ORTEC-ers participated in a crossword puzzle contest which highlighted the significance of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Learn more about ORTEC.

Collins Aerospace

Logo that says RTXRAIN RTX Alliance of Indigenous Nations

Our company supports all employees, including Indigenous employees through the RTX RAIN or RTX Alliance of Indigenous Nations Employee Resource Group (ERG). Earlier this summer, the RTX RAIN ERG partnered with our other RTX ERGs to coordinate a social outing sailing on the Boston harbor, featuring leaders from our engineering and operations departments as speakers. In celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, this ERG is encouraging all to join a virtual commemoration event and to watch the film In My Blood It Runs. We look forward to honoring and learning more about how to support our colleagues!

Learn more about Collins Aerospace.


The Autodesk Indigenous Network (AIN) employee resource group gives a voice to Indigenous Autodesk employees, creating awareness and sharing the Indigenous experience with others. The group aspires to provide community and mentorship to Indigenous employees, while also expanding conversations on diversity as it pertains to Indigenous people. AIN works to create a community where Indigenous employees can share their common experiences and express their distinctness, access professional development opportunities and support, build alliances and ties to Indigenous cultures and lands, and partner with Autodesk’s Diversity & Belonging and Talent Acquisition teams to build partnerships with local communities.

Learn more about Autodesk.


At Nestlé, we harness the collective power and voice of our employees to bring awareness, education and change through our Employee Resource Group (ERG) program. In 2022, we launched the Indigenous Network & Friends (INF) ERG to share Indigenous experiences, discuss important topics within our community and to build fellowship with one another. We have hosted events on Indigenous health & wellness practices, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2-Spirit (MMIWG2S+) and Indigenous children’s books. Through these events, we have been able to touch hundreds of employees through impactful programming helping to positively impact their experience at Nestlé.

Learn more about Nestlé.


At Cummins, we recognize that our biggest asset is our people and the different perspectives they bring in the workplace. We also recognize the value and importance of building awareness and education around DEI topics and days of celebration. It is for this reason that this year’s international day of the World’s Indigenous People is centred around awareness and education. There are numerous educational and celebratory events taking place in the organisation throughout this month. These vary from webinars, lunch and learn sessions and even an e-learning course on indigenous awareness.

Learn more about Cummins.

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