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Penobscot Club Provides Safe Haven for Micmac Youth

All programming at the Penobscot Boys & Girls Club is vetted by its cultural department to align with Micmac culture.
Through the Penobscot Boys & Girls Club (PBGC) in Maine, kids have a place to belong, where positive influences, role models and activities keep... More

  • First Nations Publishes Ecological Stewardship Reports

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently published two reports dealing with Native American ecological stewardship. Both are available as a free download from the First Nations website. They are: Increasing Ecological Stewardship of Tribal Lands, Natural Resources and Historical … More

  • Success Story Part 3: An Artist Community

    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 Hospital. Every year, he would ask his young patients, “What are you doing this summer?” … More

  • Advisers Appointed for Native Fellowship Program

    For nearly 39 years, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has had the privilege of working with countless Native American leaders – elders, knowledge keepers, cultural advisers, language experts and the like – to restore, rebuild and/or perpetuate Indigenous knowledge … More

  • “Business of Indian Agriculture” Empowers Native Ag Pros

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recently hosted a two-day workshop for Native farmers and ranchers to help them successfully grow their businesses. Thirty-five agriculture professionals participated in the recent training in Denver, despite a late-March blizzard that shut down … More

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Agenda Shaping Up for Food Sovereignty Summit

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (Oneida) again are co-hosting the national Food Sovereignty Summit. It will be held September 23-26, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Summit agenda is … More

Aaron Lowden, Acoma Ancestral Lands Program Coordinator, holding dryland blue corn.

Reclaiming Traditional Agriculture at Acoma Pueblo

The Southwest high desert plateaus with scattered canyons and mesas have sustained Native people over thousands of years. Located atop a sandstone mesa, the Pueblo of Acoma has the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America, which is only possible … More

The tenets of physical wellness, Native American culture and spirituality come together as SONS participants build a sweat lodge.

SONS of Mvskoke Model Stability & Presence

For men representing the values of respect and responsibility in rural Okmulgee, Oklahoma, the secret to success often comes down to just being there. It means coming together in support – and not in competition – as a steady, stable … More

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