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2020 Annual Report

November 30, 2021

In 1980, First Nations Financial Project was founded in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Funded by a $25,000 grant from the Ford Foundation,…

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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: Charting a Path Forward In June 2020, First Nations Development Institute launched…

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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 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…