Native American Heritage Month

Read some of our own favorite Native American quotations and see a list of our favorite Native films in observance of November’s Native American Heritage Month.

First Nations Knowledge

Join us for a series of educational webinars that seeks to educate Native Americans who are involved in food-systems work and agriculture, plus those who lead or work for Native nonprofit organizations.

New Indian Giver Newsletter

Latest issue of Indian Giver newsletter is now out! Read about some of our current projects that are helping revitalize Native communities.

Plan Your Legacy

Visit First Nations’ new planned giving site to learn about how you can leave a gift that will have a lasting positive impact in Native Communities.

2013 Annual Report Now Available

View our latest annual report to learn more about our efforts to strengthen American Indian communities and economies.

Heritage Month
FNK Webinars
Indian Giver
Planned Giving
Annual Report
 

Native American Foods & Health

Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

First Nations launched the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) to help tribes and Native communities strengthen their local food systems, improve health and nutrition, and build food security. This initiative helps Native communities develop innovative agricultural and food security projects.

 
 

Strengthening Native American Nonprofits

Native Youth and Culture Fund

The Native Youth & Culture Fund makes grants annually to support youth and culture programs in Native American communities. The projects cover a variety of areas, including youth-elder intergenerational programs, cultivating responsibility and leadership, and language programs. To date, First Nations has awarded 279 grants throughout the U.S., totaling $4.5 million. 

 
 

Combating Predatory Lending

Native American Family Economic Security

Native American Family Economic Security: Linking Asset-Building Programs in Indian Country is a two-year project that works to develop, strengthen and expand programs/services that build the family economic security of Native communities through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

 
 

Financial & Investor Education

My Green Campaign

The My Green campaign is dedicated to teaching Native American youth receiving Minor’s Trust payments how to better manage their “Big Money.”  The campaign is led by Native youth, who share their stories and lessons learned.

 
 

Native American Business Development

Native Asset-Building Partnership Project

First Nations Development Institute launched the Native Asset-Building Partnership Project (NABPP) to help tribes develop tools and infrastructure for control of their assets.

 
Native American Foods & Health
Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Strengthening Native American Nonprofits
Native Youth and Culture Fund
Combating Predatory Lending
Native American Family Economic Security
Financial & Investor Education
My Green Campaign
Native American Business Development
Native Asset-Building Partnership Project

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