Our Staff

First Nations Development Institute Staff

Our 22-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 & CEO

Vice President - Programs & Administration

Vice President - Grantmaking, Development & Communications

Senior Communications Officer

Development Officer

Director of Programs - Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions

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

Finance Assistant

Program Coordinator


Senior Program Officer

Communications Officer
(Sicangu Lakota)

Executive Assistant

Project Coordinator

Senior Program Officer

Finance Officer

Program Officer

Program & IT Associate
(Chippewa Cree)

Director of Programs - Native Agriculture and Food Systems

Lead Grants Officer

Associate Director of Programs
(Chippewa Cree/Sicangu Lakota)

Program Officer


Office of Communications


July 25, 2014

White House and USDA to Honor Champions of Change for Agriculture

Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative

The goal of the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI) is to increase the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs supporting the field of Native arts and artists

Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys & Young Men

The “Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys and Young Men” program is aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for middle school and high school Native boys and young men.

Training: "Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching with Families"

December 11-13, 2018
Denver, Colorado


Employment opportunties at First Nations Development Institute.  
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