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Language, Culture and Food Come Together at Lakota Waldorf School

Using gardening, students learn language and culture through head, hand and heart.
                      If you’re a Lakota child born in South Dakota, you can now find a place... More

  • Philanthropy Opens Doors for Native Innovation

                            It’s no secret there is innovation in Indian Country. It is especially apparent in landscape conservation, where Native populations have called on their centuries of knowledge, practices and … More

  • Protecting Native Resources through Education and Outreach

    For the RedTailed Hawk Collective (Collective) in Pembroke, North Carolina, funding from First Nations couldn’t have come at a better time, says RedTailed Senior Campaigner Donna Chavis. “We are facing an onslaught from just about every angle in terms of … More

  • Beating the Clock to Keep the Yuchi Language Alive

    In Sapulpa, Oklahoma, over 20 years ago, the Yuchi language was disappearing. With the Yuchi people withstanding generations of trauma and annihilation, their language had dwindled to a few Native speakers, and it was on the verge of extinction. The … More

  • Sister Cities Brings Arapaho Youth to Traditional Homelands

    “We want your homeland to be your home,” affirmed Mayor Brian Bagley of Longmont, Colorado, speaking to Arapaho high schoolers and their chaperones at First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), which is headquartered in Longmont. The youth were joined by … More

Healthy beverage posters intended for display in classrooms and throughout tribal communities to promote ancestral beverage consumption.

Muckleshoot “Rethink Your Drink” Effort Aims for a Healthy Tribe

In 2016, under one of its programs, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) awarded 15 grants totaling $422,500. These grants were funded by the Seeds of Native Health campaign created by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to improve the … More

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