Promoting Schooling Pathways that Enhance Native Ways of Knowing and Being

Financial support from the Walton Foundation opened an opportunity for NIEA to develop the first ever comprehensive handbook promoting the growth and expansion of Native Charter Schools, entitled “Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools In Native Communities.” Developed with the sole purpose of…

FK1st Hosts Native Youth Policy Briefing on Capitol Hill

MEDIA ADVISORY: First Kids 1st—Every Child is Sacred Initiative Partners Host a Native Youth Policy Briefing “Native Youth Policy Briefing Shifting the Climate to Support Native Youth” on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, DC | First Kids 1st—Every Child is Sacred (FK1st) will host a policy…

The AIGC and Cobell Scholarships applications are now open!

Every year AIGC awards more than 20 Fellowships and Scholarships that fund undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. It is never too early to get a jump start on education. Here are a few basic eligibility requirements, but you can read about all the requirements…

Native Youth Highlighted at the 2018 National Tribal Health Conference 

The 35th Annual National Indian Health Board (NIHB) National Tribal Health Conference took place September 17th-20th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to being the largest gathering focused solely on American Indian and Alaska Native health policy, this year’s conference featured presentations by elected…

NEW Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects

Native youth are engaged, resilient, and strong. Some are taking on leadership roles and participating in their youth councils. Others are forming their own youth groups or independent organizations to address issues they see. For those young people who are stepping up to plan…

New Resources from First Kids 1st: The Tribal Leadership Series

A major part of the work of the First Kids 1st – Every Child is Sacred Initiative is working to strengthen equitable and local supports for vulnerable Native children in their communities. This starts with our tribal leaders. We are excited to share a…

Opinion: State and private child welfare agencies took one in four Native children

The original opinion article was published on Indian Country Today on November 9, 2018. By Gil Vigil Forty years later, ICWA stands to protect our youth As the executive director of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, former governor of Tesuque Pueblo, and president of…

National Indian Health Board Welcomes Inaugural Health Policy Fellow Class

Growing the Next Generation of Health Policy Advocates Native youth are engaged, strong, resilient, and acutely aware of the political and social tides shaping Indian Country. Some are participating in grassroots movements, exercising their voices at Standing Rock and organizing to protect Bears Ears….

FK1st Initiative Launches 2018 Native Children’s Policy Agenda Update

Today, the First Kids 1st Every Child is Sacred Initiative launched the 2018-2019 Native Children’s Policy Agenda (NCPA) Update featuring policy opportunities and recommendations for the coming year and identifies areas of collaboration for serving and supporting Native children and youth to forge measurable…

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…