First Nations’ Agua Fund Grant Will Increase Access to Fresh and Healthy Foods
First Nations Development Institute has received a $60,000 grant from the Agua Fund to support tribes and Native American communities as they build sustainable food systems that improve health, strengthen food security and increase the control over Native agriculture and food systems.
“We are excited to support Indigenous land-stewards through projects that will incorporate hands-on learning and demonstrate how farmers and ranchers can improve food access in their communities. Both communities are expanding market opportunities for local farmers and ranchers and leading the way in developing model programs,” said First Nations Director of Programs – Native Agriculture and Food Systems, A-dae Romero-Briones.
About First Nations Development Institute
For nearly 39 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations Development Institute has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – whether they be land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations’ serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.firstnations.org.
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