Our Programs

What We Believe

First Nations Development Institute believes 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. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

Our programs strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native Communities

First Nations works to improve economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants in the five key areas of Financial & Investor EducationNative American Business & Asset DevelopmentCombating Predatory LendingStrengthening Native Nonprofits and Native Foods & Health.