Matching Gift Challenge for Native American Heritage Month!

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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been sharing information about one of our newest... More

  • “Native Truth” Materials Garner Positive Reactions

    Back in June, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) released groundbreaking research about attitudes toward and perceptions of Native Americans as part of a jointly-managed effort called Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions. The project … More

  • “Gather” Food Sovereignty Film Coming in 2019!

    The First Nations-produced, feature-length film Gather is in post-production now with an anticipated completion date of Spring 2019 (see earlier story here). The filmmakers will then announce a premiere date and location and will begin a screening tour in Indian … More

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Lakota Artists Boost Economy, Community & Cultural Traditions on Pine Ridge

For the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC), the goal is to bolster the local economy and improve the quality of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This summer, with the help of funding from First Nations Development … More

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Native American Farm-to-School Resource Guide Available

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently published the Native Farm-to-School Resource Guide, a comprehensive manual for planning and implementing farm-to-school programs in Native American communities. Increasingly, Native farm-to-school programs have become an important way to introduce traditional foods and … More

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Board Profile: Michael E. Roberts & Creating the “And”

If you know Mike Roberts, you’ve probably heard him talk about the “and” – how a Native American can be Indian and something else. “Being Indian defines you,” he asserts, “but it’s not the only thing that defines you.” In … More

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