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2022 Annual Report

November 02, 2023

First Nations’ Board of Directors is proud to present our 2022 Annual Report. Themed “Native Values, Native Voices,” the report…

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Conservation Planning Guide for Native American Ranchers

January 06, 2022

Stewarding the land is an important part of ranching. Native American ranchers work with natural elements from the land, building…

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Models of Holistic Tribal Land Stewardship in the Northern Great Plains

February 10, 2022

With continued support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, First Nations implemented a third phase of the Mapping Ecological Stewardship Opportunities…

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Colorado Foundations and their Support of Native American Community-based Nonprofits

March 01, 2022

Research has found that Native American community-based organizations in Colorado are invisible within the giving portfolios of foundations in the…

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Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community

First Nations recognizes that the deep roots of Native communities in tending and harvesting food have grown into contemporary farming,…

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Native Farm to School Webinar Season 2

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Native Farm to School Webinar Season I

As part of First Nations’ Native Farm to School project, the Native Farm to School Webinar Series showcases best practices, shares available…

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

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

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Aetna Foundation Grant Final Evaluation

The impact of food environments on the nutrition and overall health of Native communities is in need of more holistic…

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Food Sovereignty: California – Policy Considerations for California Native Communities in 2019

California tribes are unique in geography, language, land, air, water and cultural resource issues. The land bases of California tribes…

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Increasing Ecological Stewardship of Tribal Lands, Natural Resources and Historical Sites

In November 2018, First Nations Development Institute convened representatives of 15 tribes and Native nonprofit organizations alongside natural resource professionals…

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FDPIR Toolkit

Project Overview Nutrition Education for Native Communities In partnership with NAFDPIR (National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations),…

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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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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…