Enrollment

First Nations Development Institute offers this list of resources to help you find information about Native American tribal enrollment and genealogy. We also offer similar resource pages for federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States, and for Native languages. These lists are not comprehensive, so we suggest you search the web for additional resources.

Native American – Tribal Enrollment and Genealogy
https://www.doi.gov/tribes/enrollment
https://narf.org/nill/resources/enrollment.html
https://www.indian-affairs.org/researching-your-ancestry.html 


Learn more about First Nations Development Institute at www.firstnations.org

Our Mission
Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in six key areas:

  • Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
  • Investing in Native Youth
  • Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
  • Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies
  • Nourishing Native Foods & Health
  • Stewarding Native Lands

First Nations is the most highly-rated American Indian nonprofit in the nation. Indeed, for the ninth year in a row, First Nations has received the top 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator — only 4% of the nonprofits it rates achieve this highest distinction for nine consecutive years. Learn more financial information about First Nations.

Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through year-end 2020, we have successfully managed 2,150 grants totaling $43 million to Native American projects and organizations in 40 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territory American Samoa.