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First Nations Development Institute Announces 2014 ‘First Nations Knowledge’ Webinar Series Focusing on Food Safety for Native American Food Producers

Release Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 (All day)

LONGMONT, Colorado (March 14, 2014) – For the second year in a row, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) will host a series of free webinars called “First Nations Knowledge” during 2014. This year’s series focuses on food safety, and will provide specialized and technical webinars to develop the capacity of tribes, Native businesses, farmers, ranchers and other individuals involved in growing, processing, packaging and/or marketing food products.

Adults Working with Native Youth: Nature and Wilderness Awareness

Event date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014 (All day) - Thu, 05/22/2014 (All day)
Location: 
Tulalip, WA
Sponsor: 
Native Wellness Institute

It takes special individuals and special skills to work with Native youth. This three day hands-on training will provide youth workers with skills to help young people better connect with the outdoors, nature, culture and the Ancestors.
Information will be shared within the training facility as well as outdoors. Sessions on connecting with the land, trusting our intuition, outdoor games and activities, wilderness adventures, healing within our environment and more will be shared.

Tribal Energy Program Review

Event date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014 (All day) - Thu, 03/27/2014 (All day)
Location: 
Golden, Colorado
Sponsor: 
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Recognizing tribes' increasing interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, our annual Program Review is a gathering that enables tribes to meet and learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy sufficiency and reduced carbon pollution through energy efficiency and/or renewable energy development, and to share in each other's successes. This is a unique forum that provides an excellent overview of the wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under way in Indian Country.

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement for Native American Communities

Funder: 
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement program.

Award: 
$100,000 - $300,000
Eligibility: 
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Deadline: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 (All day)

Native Foods and Health Fact Sheets

The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative published these 12 fact sheets on Native foods and health.

Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country

Event date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 (All day) - Thu, 04/03/2014 (All day)
Location: 
Green Bay, WI
Sponsor: 
The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) - See more at: http://nativelearningcenter.com/buildingsustainablecommunities/#sthash.NMRKNfOZ.dpuf

This three-day conference will provide Tribal communities with the tools to develop economic opportunities, sustainable community infrastructures, alternative energy sources, and pr

2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit

Event date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014 (All day) - Thu, 04/17/2014 (All day)
Location: 
Green Bay, WI
Sponsor: 
The Oneida Nation, First Nations Development Institute, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

There will be two training tracks of the Food Sovereignty Summit: Track 1 is Applied Agriculture, and Track 2 is Outreach.  Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa, and the cannery.

Webinar - I'm Thinking of Applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

Event date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Online
Sponsor: 
First Nations Development Institute

Thinking about applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program? Are you interested in learning more about this grant program? If so, you need to attend the next free webinar in the First Nations Knowledge series titled “I’m Thinking of Applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program.”

Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Funder: 
Corporation for National and Community Service

The CNCS's AmeriCorps State and National Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in service interventions to strengthen communities. Focus areas for the grants include the following: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. Grants may be used to provide support for direct services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improving at-risk ecosystems.

Award: 
To be determined
Eligibility: 
Government entities within states or territories; tribes; public or private nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia
Deadline: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 (All day)

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Program Request for Applications

Funder: 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EJCPS Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJCPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. An eligible applicant to the EJCPS request for applications (RFA) MUST BE one of the following entities:

Award: 
$120,000 per award for a two-year project period
Eligibility: 
Nonprofit organizations, including environmental justice networks; federal recognized tribal governments; Native American organizations (including Indian groups, cooperatives, partnerships, and associations)
Deadline: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 (All day)