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2019 Annual Report

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

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Supporting Community Intellectuals and Partnerships in Native Communities

In 2018, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation (Luce), launched an unprecedented…

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Native Language Immersion Initiative Years 1 & 2 Outcomes Report

Language-immersion programs have been recognized as providing key benefits to Native communities by boosting educational achievement and student retention rates.…

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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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2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report is out. Click the “Download File” button below the cover image at right to download it.…

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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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Leveraging Native Lands, Sovereignty and Traditions: Models and Resources for Tribal Ecological Stewardship

This report showcases tribal models of culturally appropriate and values-centered development in which tribes are leveraging their lands and sovereignty…

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Positive Pathways: A Landscape Analysis of Programs Serving Native American Boys and Young Men

The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, launched in 2014, sparked increased conversation and funding to boys and men of color on…

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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…