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.  

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Free Webinar Series Will Get You Ready to “GO”
on a Community Food Sovereignty Assessment

First Nations Development Institute has scheduled a new series of five free First Nations Knowledge webinars that will help Native organizations and tribal communities get ready to “GO” on conducting a Community Food Sovereignty Assessment, with the last in the series focusing on moving forward with action planning after the assessment. 

Four of the webinars in this series will be led by Vicky Karhu, a longtime First Nations consultant and a national expert in planning for and conducting Food Sovereignty Assessments in Native communities. The December 5, 2016, webinar on data collection and analysis will be led by John Phillips, Ph.D., also a longtime First Nations consultant. (Note: The Dec. 5 webinar begins at Noon Mountain Time, while the others all begin at 1 p.m.) Each will be an hour in length and will allow time at the end for questions and answers. (The webinars may go longer than an hour if there are lots of questions, but staying on longer is optional for each attendee.)

Here’s the schedule. Please register for each webinar individually:

October 18, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. MDT
“Ready! Starting the Community Food Sovereignty Assessment Process”

Understanding food sovereignty and what it means to each community or tribe; a few examples of food sovereignty work in Indian Country; defining and engaging the community to be assessed; identifying the “core group” who will work on the Community Food Sovereignty Assessment (CFSA); developing a timeline for the assessment work. This webinar has been completed. See "Previous Webinars in 2016" for recording and PowerPoint.

November 15, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. MST
”Set! Designing your Community Food Sovereignty Assessment”

Identifying priority issues for focus in the CFSA; designing the assessment tools, methods and questions; publicizing the work and setting up logistics for success. An organization or tribe will share experiences and best practices. This webinar has been completed. See "Previous Webinars in 2016" for recording and PowerPoint.  

December 5, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m. MST
"Data Collection Methods and Food Assessments"

What are best practices for assessing reliable data? Once you have your data, how can you analyze and present this data? This webinar will give an overview of data collection, analysis and presentation methods for food assessments. The presenter will discuss methods for collecting and presenting data from surveys, focus groups and other kinds of research activities. This webinar has been completed. See "Previous Webinars in 2016" for recording and PowerPoint.   

December 13, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. MST

“Go! Conducting Your Community Food Sovereignty Assessment"

Conducting the assessment; analyzing the data; dissemination and confidentiality of data; how to use data for strategic/project planning and grant proposals; how to use data for policy development. An organization or tribe will share experiences and best practices. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3422440325667269378

January 17, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. MST
“Moving Forward! Community-Based Policy and Action Plans”

Developing action plans from the CFSA data; experience gained through community engagement during the CFSA. This webinar will highlight success stories from two organizations or tribes. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2798412501323018754

 

Previous Webinars in 2016

View Recordings & Materials:

Data Collection Methods and Food Assessments - December 5, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint

Set! Designing Your Community Food Sovereignty Assessment - November 15, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint

Building a Culture of Digital Engagement - October 27, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint
  3. Handouts
    1. ​Communications Planning Considerations
    2. Communications Planning Worksheet
    3. Crafting Effective Messages Worksheet
    4. Media Kit
    5. Social Media Cheat Sheet

Ready! Starting the Community Food Sovereignty Assessment Process - October 18, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint

Crafting Effective Messages for Native Organizations & Tribal Programs - March 31, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint
  3. Handout

Business Plan Development to Expand Opportunities for Native Ranchers and Farmers - March 16, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint

Various Forms of Nonprofit Statuses for Ranchers and Farmers - January 13, 2016

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint

Previous Webinars in 2015

View Recordings & Materials:

$pending Frenzy - December 16, 2015

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Powerpoint: $pending Frenzy

Senior Hunger in Native Communities - December 15, 20155

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point: Senior Hunger in Native Communities Overview
  3. Power Point: Santo Domingo Pueblo Feast for the Future Program 

Communications Planning for Native Organizations and Programs - December 3, 2015

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Handout

Cattle Health Management and Vaccination Plans - October 14, 2015

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation
  3. Padres Mesa Management Plan

 

Tribal Conservation Planning - August 19, 2015

Presentation Materials:

  1. Recording of Webinar
  2. Power Point Presentation

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