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Aug 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations & NUIFC Receive Additional $50,000 Comcast Foundation Grant to Supplement Urban Indian Capacity-Building Project

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have received a...

Aug 06, 2014, 08:00 ET
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to First Nations Will Help Build Capacity of Local & Regional Nonprofits

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded a $306,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan,...

Jul 09, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations Development Institute Again Awarded Charity Navigator's Top 4-Star Rating

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has been awarded Charity Navigator's coveted four-star rating for a third year in a row, in...

May 21, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations Development Institute Awards $100,000 to Support Food Security For Native American Seniors in Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wisconsin

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded four grants to Native American communities in Arizona, New...

Mar 26, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Comcast Foundation Donates $2 Million in Airtime to First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the Comcast Foundation has donated $2 million in airtime on Comcast's Xfinity...

Mar 04, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations Development Institute Receives $1.2 Million to Build Effectiveness & Sustainability of Organizations Targeting Native Arts & Culture in Four States

 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received a $1.2 million grant for a three-year project that aims to...

Feb 25, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations Development Institute Receives $250,000 AARP Foundation Grant To Expand Project That Addresses Hunger and Food Security of Native American Elders

 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received a $250,000 grant from AARP Foundation to fund a project to...

Feb 13, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations and NUIFC Receive $50,000 Comcast Foundation Grant Supplementing Joint National Urban Indian Capacity Building Project

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have received a...

Feb 12, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Report Finds Great Value in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Sites Serving Native Americans

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are a useful tool for providing free tax-preparation services to low- and moderate-income people and...

Dec 04, 2013, 08:00 ET
The 2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin April 14-17, 2014. Last year's event was fully booked and received rave reviews. Register now at www.FirstNations.org/summit.  (PRNewsFoto/First Nations Development Institute)

Second Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit Scheduled for April 2014

Following up on the popularity of the April 2013 Native Food Sovereignty Summit, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), the Oneida...

Nov 12, 2013, 08:00 ET

Targeting the 78% of American Indians/Alaska Natives Who Live Off Reservation, First Nations-NUIFC Partnership Awards Grants to Three Urban Indian Centers

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) today announced they have selected three...

Nov 07, 2013, 14:30 ET
New logo of the new Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA) that has been formed by First Nations Development Institute to address food-system control, health, nutrition and economic development in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.  (PRNewsFoto/First Nations Development Institute)

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance Formed to Address the Immediate Need to Restore Native Food Systems

 A new alliance has been formed that will address food security, hunger and nutrition in Native American communities. The Native American...

Oct 09, 2013, 13:15 ET

First Nations Development Institute Grants $400,000 to 23 Native American Organizations

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the selection of 23 American Indian and Alaska Native organizations to receive...

May 23, 2013, 08:00 ET

First Nations Development Institute Receives $1.1 Million Grant from The Kresge Foundation to Boost Capacity of Urban American Indian Organizations

 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received a grant of $1.1 million from The Kresge Foundation of...

Apr 17, 2013, 08:00 ET

'My Green' Campaign Helps Native Youth Take Charge of Their Money

 It's called "Minor's Trust," "Big Money" or "18 Money," and for a number of Native American youth, it represents a blessing and a curse....

Mar 26, 2013, 08:00 ET

First Nations Development Institute Awards $375,000 to 10 Native Food Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded a new round of grants totaling $375,000 to 10 Native American...

Feb 04, 2013, 08:00 ET

Formation of New 'Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance' Moving Ahead Following Introductory Webinar That Drew Nearly 200 National Participants

A new Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance is actively being formed following a successful introductory webinar about the effort that was held...

Jan 03, 2013, 08:00 ET
L to R: Sarah Echohawk, executive vice president of First Nations; Bill Black, vice president and executive director of the Comcast Foundation; and Michael Roberts, president of First Nations.  (PRNewsFoto/First Nations Development Institute)

First Nations Development Institute Receives Support from Comcast Valued at $1 Million-Plus

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has received $20,000 from the Comcast Foundation to fund production of...

Jul 18, 2012, 06:00 ET

First Nations Development Institute Awards $450,000 to 11 Native Food-System Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded a new round of grants totaling $450,000 to 11 American Indian,...

Jul 10, 2012, 06:00 ET

First Nations Development Institute Grants $300,000 to Support Native American Agriculture and Food Systems Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has awarded 10 grants totaling $300,000 through its Native Agriculture and Food Systems...