Recalling Our Roots: TCEMP Program Helped Boost Tribal Economies

TCEMP at Yale University (left to right) Leonard Harjo, Rebecca Adamson (First Nations founder and former president), Bruce King, Russell Red Elk, Richard Silverman (then director of admissions of the Yale School of Organization and Management).
In the 1980s First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) was on the ground in tribal communities and the work was “aimed at building... More

  • Shakopee Tribe Donates $100,000 to “Reclaiming Native Truth”

    The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) recently made a $100,000 donation to the Reclaiming Native Truth project that is co-managed by First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting under a major grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The gift was part … More

  • Funding Collaborative Helps Implement First Junk-Food Tax

    A unique funding collaborative formed by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) came together recently to support the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA) in its efforts to implement healthy foods legislation passed by the Navajo Nation. In 2014, the Navajo Nation … More

  • Reports Detail Tribal Food Policy Efforts & Tribal College Impact

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently released two new reports that should prove valuable for tribes and Native organizations. Roots of Change: Food Policy in Native Communities Roots of Change: Food Policy in Native Communities looks at recent developments in … More

  • National Food Sovereignty Summit is Oct. 2-5 in Green Bay

    First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin again will co-host the national Food Sovereignty Summit October 2-5, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems … More


Record Set with $2.8 Million+ in Grants

For the second year in a row, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) set a new organizational record in 2016 in grants and dollars awarded to Native American organizations and tribes during a one-year period. The previous organizational record was … More

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Grantseeker Resources & Ag Training Available

New Grantseeker Resources Available First Nations has prepared numerous resources to help people who may be applying for grants, whether from First Nations or other organizations or foundations. Under “First Nations-Specific Resources” are documents to assist grantseekers applying for our … More


NativeGiving.org Challenge Met!

We are delighted to report that all eight www.NativeGiving.org cohort members met the $500 matching-gift challenge during the campaign period from December 2016 through January 2017. Congratulations to College of Menominee Nation, Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, Oklahoma … More

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