Who we are

We are First People Media the owner of culturally accurate media ventures about North American indigenous people and their communities. First People Media LLC is an Alaska Corporation owned by North American native partners. Our website address is: https://firstpeoplemedia.com. Using security practices, only visitors from North America are allowed to visit our web site. We do not serve the European Economic Area and are not subject to nor liable for GDPR practices. We use state of the art security to protect the website, and to defend against the distribution of malware to visitors.

Hacker Warning

This website is for the viewing and use of North American residents only. Viewing from any other country outside North America is blocked. All attempts to login or enter this site from outside North America are prohibited. Every act of malicious hacking will be reported to to the appropriate legal authorities.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We do not collect personal data from visitors. Visitors who want to post comments must register as a user before any comments are allowed. This is to protect our visitors from trolls, from racist commentary, from violent commentary, from vulgar commentary, and from negative personal attacks. We reserve the right to privately determine racist, violent, vulgar, and negative personal attacks. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automatic/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We recruit Native village reporters. We enter into a separate contract with village reporters.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites which we provide behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We do not allow visitors to post without registering with us as a user.


We provide our advertisement customers with Google Analytic metrics. We do not ask our viewers for paid subscriptions to our online services. Instead, the revenue from advertisements pays for our operations. We are obligated to provide our advertisement customers with metrics that show who and how many viewers use our website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have a User account on this site, required to leave comments, then you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

All comments and attached files are checked through a third-party automated spam detection service. Then, your comments and approved video and image files are distributed to the public through the Post pages on our website.

Your contact information

We do not collect contact information from visitors. The contact information of registered users remains private, and will not be released without the permission of the User.

How we protect your data

We use advanced, state-of-the-art security practices to protect the data of registered users. We do not collect personal data from visitors.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our management team receives immediate, direct notifications of a data breach. We have in-house technical expertise and multiple technical support services to assist us in restoral of service, (restoral of a clean website) and identification of the root cause.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from multiple security service companies, and from FBI InfraGuard. We receive data from vendors of WordPress and a number of providers of WordPress components. We receive data from two large providers of online videos, as well as our reporters and partner news companies.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automated decision making nor profiling of visitor or User data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Our business license and incorporation license are a public record with the State of Alaska.