Power of We: Leilani Chow Finds Her Inspiration at Conference

Chow gives a practice fundraising pitch to a panel of Native American leaders
Leilani Chow was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. One of seven children, Chow knows how important the sustainability and resiliency... More

  • Dr. Per Cap: Seven Years Strong & Counting

    Pithy, poignant and … practical. That was the goal when First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) dreamed up the idea of Ask Dr. Per Cap. We wanted to start a financial advice column geared specifically to Native American readers. There … More

  • Pueblo of San Felipe Focuses on Food Sovereignty

    The Pueblo of San Felipe is roughly 25 miles north of Albuquerque and 38 miles to the south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. While sandwiched between two of the top four largest cities in the state, the Pueblo spans 68,000 … More

  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is February 16

    For the fourth year in a row, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) will be closed on February 16, 2018, in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. First Nations, headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, is likely the first entity outside of Alaska … More

  • “Star Boys” Learn Valuable Lessons at Camp

    In September 2017, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) awarded grants to 22 American Indian organizations and tribes through its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF). The grants totaled $410,000. One of the recipients was Medicine Lodge Confederacy (MLC), located in … More

INFR Junior Cowgirls flush with cash and smiles

Rodeo Bucks Kick Off at INFR $pending Frenzy

Plenty of cash was flowing at the 42nd Annual Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada – and not just on the casino floor or in the South Point Equestrian Center, the scene of the world’s most competitive Native … More

Ho-Chunk food sovereignty assessment kickoff "movie night," with Melanie Stacy (seated) and standing (left to right) Jessika Greendeer and Danielle Hill with baby Maple

Ho-Chunk Food Effort Boosts Awareness

The Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency (HHCDA) located in Tomah, Wisconsin, is committed to fostering “a strong, healthy community of which Ho-Chunk Nation members can be proud – through providing members with quality, affordable housing and programs that help … More

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2018 Under Way with New Grants & Initiatives

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) kicked off the new year in a big way by announcing several new grants and initiatives. They included: A two-year, $100,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to support our ongoing Native Agriculture and Food … More

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