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Six newly recognized tribes added to Bureau of Indian Affairs list

Bureau of Indian Affairs list Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published a new list of federally recognized tribes, adding six from Virginia to the list. The Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe – Eastern Division, the Monacan Nation, the Nansemond Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe all ...

Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

New First Nations Reports Highlight Positive Outcomes Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative While Again Illustrating Large Unmet Funding Needs for Such Efforts LONGMONT, Colorado (July 10, 2018) – From 2015 to 2017, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), awarded 46 grants to ...

Public Perceptions about Native People

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groundbreaking Research Reveals America’s Attitudes, Public Perceptions and Dominant Narratives about Native People and Native Issues, and Provides Opportunities for “Reclaiming Native Truth” LONGMONT, Colorado (June 27, 2018) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and Echo Hawk Consulting (EHC) today released groundbreaking ...

First Nations Development Institute: Jaaji (Father) for Father’s Day

Native American Stories: A Continuing Blog Series Jaaji (Father) for Father’s Day By Lance Tallmadge (Ho-Chunk) Fitness Specialist at Ho-Chunk House of Wellness Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (Lance is the father of Kendall Tallmadge, who is First Nations Development Institute’s Lead Grants Officer.) Dad, father, jaaji (in Ho-Chunk) are the terms we use to name the man ...

First Nations Receives $150,000 Grant from RISE for Boys and Men of Color

First Nations Receives $150,000 Grant from RISE for Boys and Men of Color LONGMONT, Colorado (May 30, 2018) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $150,000 grant from RISE for Boys and Men of Color that aims to significantly increase available knowledge about entities that serve Native American boys and young men and, further, how systems, ...

Raymond Foxworth: A Humbling (Foundation) Admission About Indian Mascots

‘A Humbling (Foundation) Admission About Indian Mascots … and a Glimmer of Hope for the Future’ An opinion article by Raymond Foxworth (at right), First Nations Development Institute’s Vice President of Grantmaking, Development and Communications, was posted yesterday on the website of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Titled A ...

First Nations Development: Gather Film

Gather Film Studies Restoration of Native American Food Systems Native American Chef Nephi Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) sums it up simply: “Now we’re on the other side of the apocalypse.” The well-known culinary artist was referring to efforts that Native American communities are actively pursuing in order to reclaim their traditional foods, diets ...

Mini Golf Returns to DEN Plaza

Denver International Airport (DEN) will continue its “Events at DEN” series this summer with the return of FREE mini golf on the airport’s spectacular open-air plaza. This year’s custom 18-hole mini golf course will include new challenging holes and obstacles. The course will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning tomorrow, May 23 – June 24, weather permitting. ...

Colorado Trust: The Thread That Ties Segregation to Gentrification

By Kristin Jones There was a time—still in memory for some people living in Denver—when housing policies and practices weren’t pushing people of color out of Five Points, but hemming them in. In the 1940s, Denver faced a housing crisis. Veterans returning from World War II elbowed for space, and rents skyrocketed. Like today’s housing shortage, this crisis affected ...