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.
One of the many ways First Nations invests in Native youth is through projects that give them opportunities to learn,…Learn More
Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) First Nations launched the NYCF in 2002 with generous support fromLearn More
Native Language Immersion Initiative One of First Nations Development Institute's newest efforts, launched in late 2017, is the…Learn More
$pending Frenzy Kits Have Arrived! First Nations is excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated $pending Frenzy kit!…Learn More
Wellbeing in Student Health and Financial Self-Sufficiency Youth Savings Accounts and Financial Literacy for High School Students With…Learn More
W.K. Kellogg Foundation School-Based Financial Education Our goal with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation school-based financial education project is to…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
The diffusion and preservation of cultural knowledge among Native boys and young men is a key pathway to success among…
This report analyzes data from the five most recent years (2010-2014) of First Nations’ grantmaking activities under the Native Youth…
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