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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Investing for the Future 2nd Edition – Workbook

The Building Native Communities: Investing for the Future  curriculum is designed to teach basic investing concepts to a diverse Native American…

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Outcomes Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative – 2015 to 2017

This report details outcomes and other factors involved with First Nations’ grantmaking activities under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems…

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Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative Grantee Feedback Report – 2011-2017

This report provides grantee perspectives and feedback on the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative and highlights the current state…

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Outcomes Under the Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future Project

The Walmart Foundation and First Nations Development Institute created the Nourishing Native Children: Feeding Our Future Project to support 10…

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Growing Inequity: Large Foundation Giving to Native American Organizations and Causes – 2006-2014

This is the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the larger “Growing Inequity” report. In that report, First Nations Development Institute examines the…

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Growing Inequity: Large Foundation Giving to Native American Organizations and Causes – 2006-2014

In this report, First Nations Development Institute examines the state of large foundation giving to Native American organizations and causes…