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Success Story Part 2: Room to Run, Play & Thrive at Zuni

Remarks during the Grand Opening of  Ho'N A:wan Community Park
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project began in 2006 after a pediatrician named Tom Faber, MD, MPH, came to work at the Zuni Indian Health Service... More

  • Community Intellectuals & Learning are Aims of Project Partners

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, has been engaged in an unprecedented project to support, reflect on and share learning about Native American community intellectuals in partnership with four Native-run nonprofit organizations: … More

  • First Nations & FINRA Foundation Continue Partnership

      The year 2018 is officially in the books and it was a rocky year for investors. Nearly all capital markets – global stock indexes, bond ETFs, currencies and commodities – ended the year down, which is an insider’s way … More

  • Choctaw Artist Presents History & Research through Art

    Karen Clarkson is a Native American artist who strongly identifies with being Choctaw, and she is motivated by her heritage, as portrayed in her series of artworks titled “A Choctaw Story of Land and Blood.” This project came about through … More

K-2 Salish Immersion Lead Teacher Grahm Wiley-Camacho and his daughter X̌sčnitkʷ, who is also a first-grade student in his class.

Salish School Builds Opportunities for Language Interaction & Transmission

According to linguists, languages not learned by children in the traditional way, passed on from one generation to the next, are doomed to extinction. Unless, of course, there are conscious and deliberate efforts taken by the community and their philanthropic … More

First Nations President Michael Roberts (center, in black shirt) with students from the course "English 3377: Native Americans and Film."

Reclaiming Native Truth: Film Class Helps Dispel Myths & Stereotypes

Film and television are more than entertainment. They inspire, inform and influence our perceptions of other cultures and communities. Last fall, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) Communications Officer Dr. Sarah Hernandez taught a new course at the University of … More

The annual Sheep is Life Celebration teaches new generations about all forms of fiber arts, Navajo heritage, pastoralism and sustaining the Navajo-Churro Sheep breed. Here, Navajo children assist in preparing a Navajo-Churro lamb at the festival.

Strategic Planning & Capacity Building Keep Sheep a Way of Life

In New Mexico, for many in the Navajo Nation, the Navajo-Churro sheep are at the center of their hearts. And finding ways to promote and sustain the health and revitalization of sheep is a core component of the work of … More

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