Boys With Braids & REDCO Make a Healthy Foods Connection

Boys with Braids Rosebud members (left to right) DJ, Cayden, Mason and Yamni, with Mike Prate, go over list of ingredients for smoothies.
One of First Nations Development Institute’s grantees under its recent “Nutrition Education for Native American Communities” grant program... More

  • Chief Harjo & Terry Mason Moore Exemplify TCEMP Impact

    The Tribal Commerce and Enterprise Management Program (TCEMP) was a project of First Nations Development Institute that was implemented in the fall of 1984 and ran through the summer of 1987, It was generously funded by the Carnegie Corporation of … More

  • Sponsors Lining Up for “Reclaiming Native Truth”

    The groundbreaking Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions effort has been gaining steam … along with new financial sponsors. First Nations Development Institute is co-leading the project with Echo Hawk Consulting. This initiative will consolidate … More

  • Don’t Forget Food Sovereignty Summit in October!

    First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin again will co-host the national Food Sovereignty Summit October 2-5, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy … More

  • Recalling Our Roots: TCEMP Program Helped Boost Tribal Economies

    In the 1980s First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) was on the ground in tribal communities and the work was “aimed at building tribal self-sufficiency through programs that are both economically viable and culturally sensitive,” according to the First Nations … More

Participants at "Rodeo Bucks"

“Rodeo Bucks” Takes Las Vegas by Storm

Rodeo is much more than a sport – it’s also a business. That’s the thinking behind a timely workshop First Nations Development Institute and partners recently offered at the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many Native … More


Shakopee Tribe Donates $100,000 to “Reclaiming Native Truth”

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) recently made a $100,000 donation to the Reclaiming Native Truth project that is co-managed by First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting under a major grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The gift was part … More

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Funding Collaborative Helps Implement First Junk-Food Tax

A unique funding collaborative formed by First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) came together recently to support the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA) in its efforts to implement healthy foods legislation passed by the Navajo Nation. In 2014, the Navajo Nation … More

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