2019 Annual Report

April 23, 2020

Introducing the 2019 Annual Report The programs and successes of our community partners is evident in First Nations’ 2019 Annual…


Recognition and Support of Indigenous California Land Stewards, Practitioners of Kincentric Ecology

August 11, 2020

It is important for regional, national, and international organizations to support Indigenous peoples in their efforts to advance the rights…


Charting a Path Forward

August 26, 2020

The Native Nonprofit Sector and the COVID-19 Pandemic In June 2020, First Nations launched a survey to better understand the…


Changing the Narrative about Native Americans: A Guide for Allies

December 20, 2018

Ready to change the dominant narrative? Click on this messaging guide for allies, from the Reclaiming Native Truth Project.

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Blueberry and Peach Salsa

Blueberries have and continue to be a major food source for Great Lakes Region Indian communities in the summer; peaches…

Simply mix the ingredients and serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


Corn, Blueberry and Wild Rice Salad

Makes 8 servings

In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add corn. Cook covered for 5 minutes, or until tender.…


Double Cornbread Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Position a rack in the center of the oven, and heat the oven to 350° F. Spray muffin liners with…


Three Sisters Soup

From Donna LaChapelle and Patricia Chandler Makes 4 servings

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for 3 to 5 minutes or…


Wojapi (Dakota Berry Sauce)

In a saucepan, simmer berries and water over low heat, stirring occasionally. (If using fresh berries, you may need more…


Wild Gitigan Salad

Six talented Native youth leaders from Dream of Wild Health created this salad using ingredients important to their Native American…

Cook the black beans. Either soak beans overnight or use the quick-boil method. Then, add beans to a pot of…


Native Farm-to-School Resource Guide

This guide is a comprehensive manual for planning and implementing farm-to-school programs in Native American communities. Native farm-to-school programs have…


The Business of Indian Agriculture

First Nations Development Institute is pleased to present The Business of Indian Agriculture, a curriculum designed to help farmers and ranchers…


Native-Serving Nonprofits and Charity Watchdog Agencies

First Nations examined foundation investments in Native communities, documenting declines in investments by large foundations and dismal investments by community…


We Need to Change How We Think: Perspectives on Philanthropy’s Underfunding of Native Communities and Causes

Why does philanthropy continue to only minimally support Native American organizations and causes? That’s the crux of the issue that…


Indigenous Food Systems: Transformative Strategies to Perpetuate Nationhood

This report highlights how a few Native communities and organizations are engaged in work to protect Native food sovereignty and…


Reviving Economies, Restoring Food Systems: Models of Food Enterprises in Indian Country

This report highlights five food enterprises in Native American and Native Hawaiian communities that are leading the way to increasing…