Native Food Systems Resource Center

Type: 
Climate Programs
Organization: 
First Nations Development Institute
Description: 

The Native Food Systems Resource Center is an initiative of First Nations Development Institute, under our Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. Funding for development of this website (and several of our food-related projects) was generously provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. We recognize that accessing healthy food is a challenge for many Native American children and families. Without access to healthy food, a nutritious diet and good health are out of reach. To increase access to healthy food, First Nations supports tribes and Native communities as they build sustainable food systems that improve health, strengthen food security and increase the control over Native agriculture and food systems. First Nations provides this assistance in the form of financial and technical support, including training materials, to projects that address agriculture and food sectors in Native communities.
We also undertake research projects that build the knowledge and understanding of Native agriculture and food-systems issues, and inform Native communities about innovative ideas and best practices. We also participate in policy forums that help develop legislative and regulatory initiatives within this sector.

Category: 
traditional foods, family health, community health, cultural practices, native economies

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Contact Information: 
COLORADO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: First Nations Development Institute 2432 Main Street, 2nd Floor Longmont, CO 80501 Tel: 303.774.7836 Fax: 303.774.7841 VIRGINIA FIELD OFFICE First Nations Development Institute 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 111-1 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Tel: 540.371.5615 Fax: 888.371.3686
Status/Type: 
Organization