FK1st Coalition Convening: Community Asset Map-Libs

The following piece was written as an anthology capturing all of the asset terms identified during the Community Asset Mapping Bingo activity during the inaugural FK1st Coalition Convening on June 19, 2018. All of the terms in bold below are “assets” from the website…

FK1st Initiative Hosts Inaugural Coalition Convening

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative held its inaugural FK1st Coalition Convening in Washington, DC. This inaugural Coalition Convening was a close group of organizations from around the country that have programs and initiatives that impact…

Native Youth Rising: Collective Action to Elevate the Next Generation of Indian Leaders and Change Makers

First Kids 1st is a national campaign with the aim of lifting up and supporting Native children and youth so they can achieve their highest potential. Through developing tools and resources that allow Tribal decision makers to better support youth in the areas of…

FK1st Launches Website Reboot

The First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative is proud to announce the launch of the www.firstkids1st.org website reboot! The website reboot is the next step in the development of the First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative (FK1st). Over…

From Stepping Stones to Milestones: First Kids 1st Founding Partner Reflects & Congratulates Native Graduates!

By Ahniwake Rose, Executive Director National Indian Education Association My daughter graduated from 5th grade last week. She proudly walked across the stage in her tear dress, listening to her family hoot and holler as she took her place with her fellow graduates. For…

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017 – Building Community, Building Hope

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. In its 34th year, this year’s theme…

First Kids 1st – Native American Heritage Month 2016

By National Indian Education Association (NIEA) November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute and acknowledge the many contributions that Native people have made to America. The first inhabitants of these lands contributed to modern day society through foods, medicine, literature,…