News Release

First Nations Development Institute

With the growing public attention on environmental issues (particularly social justice and climate change), as well as the emerging environmental initiatives under the Biden Administration, many Native communities are well positioned to benefit from new opportunities.

But what major environmental areas are getting serious support, and what key organizations are focused in these spaces? What funding sources are out there for this type of work? Where are there funding gaps, and how can philanthropy address them?

First Nations Development Institute - Stewarding Native Lands Webinar image. The goal of the Stewarding Native Lands program is to provide financial and technical assistance to support Native ecological stewardship and improve Native control of and access to ancestral lands and resources to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of Native communities.

The goal of the Stewarding Native Lands program is to provide financial and technical assistance to support Native ecological stewardship and improve Native control of and access to ancestral lands and resources to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of Native communities.

To research these questions, First Nations engaged experts as part of a broad scan of the tribal land stewardship and environmental justice landscape, with a focus on these topics:

  • Tribal Land Tenure
  • Environmental Justice
  • Tribal Conservation/Management
  • Climate Change
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge & Cultural Practices

In this interactive webinar, these experts will share outcomes of their environmental scans, highlighting opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and funding for Native communities.

Webinar Speakers are:

  • Mary Adelzadeh (Navajo Nation)
  • John Phillips, Ph.D.
  • Brett Ramey (Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska)

This webinar is ideal for:

* Tribes

* Nonprofit organizations working in Indian Country

* Funders looking to invest in Native communities

* Natural resources managers and environmentalists

* All individuals with an interest in the environment

The webinar is free and open to all participants!

We hope to see you Wednesday, August 25!

Register Here: Scanning the Horizon: Opportunities for Environmental Justice and Stewardship in Indian Country

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