First Nations believes that Native youth represent the future of Native communities, and that their health and well-being determines the future health and well-being of a community overall. By investing in youth and giving them a sense of place and tradition in the community, a community ensures that it will have bright and capable future leaders. First Nations invests in Native youth and their families through many programs, but the cornerstone of our youth efforts is the Native Youth and Culture Fund, which annually provides grant support to numerous youth-related projects. We also have a range of financial education programs that are geared toward Native youth, including the Crazy Cash City reality fair and the $pending Frenzy workshop. The goal is to provide programs that meet youth where they are, support them in accomplishing their goals and dreams, and prepare them for an empowered adulthood guided by their cultures, families and traditions.
First Nations launched the Native Youth and Culture Fund in 2002 with generous support from Kalliopeia Foundation…Learn More
Native Language Immersion Initiative Language is a vital asset for Native people and communities. It defines who we…Learn More
$pending Frenzy! First Nations' $pending Frenzy kits comes with everything you need to host a successful financial reality fair that…Learn More
The Native Youth Business Plan Competition provides opportunities for Native youth to develop skills, cultivate new ideas, and connect with…Learn More
If you’re a Lakota child born in South Dakota, you can now find a place to belong, where your culture and language are fostered, creating a Lakota identity that will help you thrive. This is possible thanks to the Lakota Waldorf School, formed over 26 years ago at a time when Lakota children never had such an option.Read Full Story