Nourishing Native Foods & Health

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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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


FDPIR Toolkit

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


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…


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…