With the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign that will provide grants to promote policy activity and development. The grants will support Native-led advocacy efforts to advance new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that will benefit Native American nutrition and health by improving access to healthy foods, reducing consumption of sugary beverages and foods, and strengthening food sovereignty work that is rooted in tradition, culture and Indigenous knowledge. Through the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign, First Nations expects to award up to five grants of $75,000 to $100,000 each to support Native American-led advocacy efforts. This campaign falls under First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative, or NAFSI.
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