Ag Training Brings ‘Ah Ha Moment’ for Navajo Sheep Producer

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TahNibaa Naataanii of the Navajo Nation lives on the land where her family has raised sheep as part of their traditional life and culture for hundreds... More

  • First Nations Reaches Top “Platinum Level” on GuideStar

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress First Nations … More

  • ONAC Building Assets in Oklahoma Tribal Communities

    The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition (ONAC) is a Native-led coalition in Oklahoma whose work strives to ensure that Native families have multiple opportunities to grow their assets by participating in culturally-relevant Native asset-building programs. ONAC works with Native communities to … More

  • Report Explores How to Strengthen Urban Native Organizations

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently published a new report that provides insights into the current state of Indigenous organizations in urban areas of the U.S., as well as recommendations that can increase the capacity and leadership of human … More

  • Grantmaking Efforts Reach Numerous Communities

    First Nations has two current grant opportunities for tribes and Native American organizations, both with an application deadline of February 17, 2017. One is for project grants of up to $35,000 for efforts that aim to strengthen local food-system control, … More

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More Women in Top Jobs at Native Nonprofits

A report recently issued by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) examines gender and leadership within the Native American nonprofit sector. Overall, it finds that the leadership ranks of Native American nonprofits look very different from the national or mainstream … More

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Generous Funding Enables Our Work

First Nations relies on the generous support of foundations, tribal donors, individuals, corporations and other entities to do its work in Native communities across the U.S. Over the past few months, crucial funding has been received from the following: $200,000 … More


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First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting are co-leading the Reclaiming Native Truth project. Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions is a groundbreaking effort made possible by a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. … More

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