Epoch is excited to announce that the first collaboration for our Spring issue has been established.
We are proud to be bringing awareness to the work of the First Nations Development Institute, who support Native communities to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities.
The First Nations Development Institute believe that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native Peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual, and cultural well-being of their communities.
There work focuses on six key areas:
- Stewarding Native Lands
- Nourishing Native Foods & Health
- Advancing Household & Community Asset-Building Strategies
- Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
- Investing in Native Youth
- Achieving Native Financial Empowerment
Since their founding, we have successfully managed 1,928 grants totaling more than $40.2 million to Native American projects and organisations in 40 stat3es, the District of Colombia and U. S. territory American Samoa.
To date, they have distributed over $2.5 million in grants directly to Native populations in need through our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. This investment continues to be imperative due to the inequities and vulnerabilities in Native communities that have led to devastating outcomes throughout Indian Country.
Learn more and consider donating to their cause at www.firstnations.org