Welcome to First Nations Knowledge Webinar Series

First Nations Knowledge is a series of educational webinars created and hosted by First Nations Development Institute. The series aims to educate those who work in Native nonprofit and tribal organizations, or in nonprofit or for-profit enterprises engaged in Native agriculture or food systems work. Through the webinars, we hope to build knowledge and skills and, thus, Native American business and organizational capacity.

First Nations strives to provide specialized webinars that hold real value for those attending. This includes those who lead or manage nonprofits, tribal programs or businesses, so they can grow and learn to better serve their communities and tribes.

The First Nations Knowledge webinars are always free. Since attendance is limited for each webinar, we do ask that if you register, please make every effort to actually attend the webinar.

 

 

First Nations Knowledge

Upcoming Webinars

To register, click on the link for each webinar. Session times are stated in Mountain Time, so be sure to adjust for your own time zone. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email for each containing information about joining the webinar.

Tribal Conservation Planning
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2 p.m. Mountain Time (1 p.m. Pacific / 3 p.m. Central / 4 p.m. Eastern)
Presenter: Steve Barker, Resource Management Systems, LLC

This webinar will help you develop strategies for conservation planning for your grassroots organization. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will have planning strategies to initiate the conservation-planning process in their communities. Conservation plans are a first step in helping Native American producers gain access to USDA and other business opportunities.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2872205114909670914

Cattle Health Management and Vaccination Plans
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2 p.m. Mountain Time (1 p.m. Pacific / 3 p.m. Central / 4 p.m. Eastern)
Presenter: Bill Inman, Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch, Navajo Nation

Vaccines are a critical component in managing the health of your cattle and one that requires an understanding of your ranching goals, your customer and your operation. This webinar will provide best practices and considerations for implementing a vaccination program that does not impact birth weight of the calves, beef quality and herd health. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will have sample vaccination schedules, monitoring strategies and recommended record-keeping practices.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/940953622806792705

Previous Webinars in 2015

View Recordings & Materials:

Grant Writing for Success - March 5, 2015

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Resource Guide
  4. Sample Letter of Intent
  5. Sample Proposal

Previous Webinars in 2014

View Recordings & Materials:

Food Defense - November 12, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Food Labeling, Nutrition and Allergens - October 27, 2014 

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Raw Products, Wild Products and Value-Added Products - September 15, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Developing a Business Plan: The Key to Business Success  - August 18, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

The Five Principles of Good Agricultural Practices  - July 14, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Documentation and Record-keeping; Validation and Verification - June 16, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Native Communities, Food Safety and the Law - May 12, 2014 

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Part 2: Biological, Chemical, Radiological and Physical Hazards -  April 21, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Part 1: Biological, Chemical, Radiological and Physical Hazards - March 20, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program - March 13, 2014

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

Previous Webinars in 2013

View Recordings & Materials:

I’m Thinking of Applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program- December 19, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation  

Senior Citizen Hunger - October 17, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation (Harley Coriz)
  3. Power Point Presentation (George Toya) 

Co-operative Models, September 19, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation (Jackie Francke)
  3. Power Point Presentation (Maria Miller)
  4. Cooperatives Misconceptions
  5. Crooked Bow Case Study
  6. IRS Subsection 501 Codes 

Program Evaluation, August 22, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation (Adae Romero)
  3. Power Point Presentation (Holly YoungBear-Tibbetts) 

Creating a Program Budget, July 25, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Budget Planner
  4. Multiple Program Budget Template 

Creating an Organizational Budget, July 18, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Internal Audit Review Checklist
  4. Nonprofit Financial Managment Self Assessment Tool
  5. Operating and Overview Budget Template
  6. Fundrasing Template 

Community Engagement, June 20, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation 

Farm-to-School Best Practices, June 11, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar (Not Available Due to Technical Difficulties)
  2. Power Point Presentation 

Creating Sustainable Programs, May 23, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation 

Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) , April 25, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation 

Business of Indian Agriculture–Best Financial Practices for Small Agribusiness II, March 21, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint Presentation
  3. Amortization Table 

Business of Indian Agriculture – Best Financial Practices for Small Agribusiness I, Feb. 21, 2013

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint Presentation
  3. Recordkeeping  Resources Handouts
  4. Production Record Sheet Template
  5. Finance Record Sheet Template