Our Staff

First Nations Development Institute Staff

Our 21-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


Vice President - Programs & Administration

Vice President - Grantmaking, Development & Communications

Senior Communications Officer

Development Officer

Communications Officer

Senior Program Officer

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

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

Grants and Program Officer

Program Officer
(Sicangu Lakota)

Program Officer

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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