Our Staff

First Nations Development Institute Staff

Our 23-member staff at First Nations Development Institute is committed to strengthening Native American economies. We believe that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities.

Executive Staff


President
(Tlingit)

Vice President - Programs & Administration
(Navajo)

Vice President - Grantmaking, Development & Communications
(Navajo)

Senior Communications Officer


Development Officer


Communications Officer
(Zuni/Cochiti)


Senior Program Officer
(Navajo)


Development Associate
(Northern Cheyenne/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)


Finance Assistant


Senior Director of Research, Policy and Asset-Building Programs


Associate Director of Development & Senior Program Officer
(Hopi)


Program Assistant


Executive Assistant


Senior Research Officer


Finance Officer


Grants and Program Assistant


Project Coordinator
(Chippewa Cree)


Associate Director of Research and Policy, Native Agriculture
(Cochiti/Kiowa)


Grants and Program Officer
(Ho-Chunk)


Senior Program Officer
(Cheyenne and Arapaho)


Senior Grants and Program Officer
(Chippewa Cree/Sicangu Lakota)


Program Officer
(Sicangu Lakota)


Program Officer
(Blackfeet)


First Nations is a Native-run nonprofit that strengthens Native American communities and economies.
Our board consists of a diverse representation of Indian Country.
Read First Nations Chairman Thomas Vigil's letter from the 2015 annual report.
Our mailing address and general contact information.

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