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Nov 21, 2014, 16:52 ET
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First Nations Development Institute Applauds Navajo Junk-Food Tax as a National Precedent

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), a national Native American nonprofit organization that works to improve Native economies and...

Nov 01, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Celebrate Native American Month with Favorite Quotations and Movies

November is Native American Heritage Month. In recognition, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has created a list of favorite...

Oct 20, 2014, 12:22 ET
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Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarship Program Launched

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched the new "First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program"...

Sep 17, 2014, 08:00 ET
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First Nations-NUIFC Partnership Awards Second-Year Grants to Four Urban Indian Centers

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

Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET
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"Grantmaking in Indian Country" Report Highlights Large Unmet Funding Need for Native American Agriculture and Food Systems Projects

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has released a new report titled "Grantmaking in Indian Country: Trends from the Native...

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
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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....