Notah Begay III Foundation Awards $118,000 in “Seeds of Native Health” Grants

  • Notah Begay III Foundation Awards $118,000 in “Seeds of Native Health” Grants

    12 October 2015

    The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health”Capacity Building Grantees. Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and its “Seeds of Native Health” nutrition philanthropy campaign, the NB3 Foundation is awarding six grants to Native American tribes and native-led organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

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  • American Heart Association and Shakopee tribe join forces for Native American health

    9 October 2015

    Unprecedented roundtable gathering of funders will address the nutritional health crisis in Indian Country

    The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) will convene a groundbreaking gathering of national philanthropic organizations in Minneapolis on October 14-15. The event will focus on the crisis in Native American nutritional health and food access and the interconnections these issues have with tribal economies and health disparities. Representatives of 40 national, regional, Minnesota and tribal funders and philanthropic organizations will discuss the possibilities for greater involvement by and coordination among funders to solve these problems.

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  • Notah Begay III Foundation awards $277,800 in Seeds of Native Health grants

    17 September 2015

    NB3_256_transThe Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grantees. Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their national “Seeds of Native Health” campaign, the NB3 Foundation is awarding seven grants to Native American tribes and native-led organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

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  • SMSC and MAZON partner with University of Arkansas School of Law on first-of-its-kind project to develop model tribal food codes

    1 September 2015

    Project part of the tribe’s national Seeds of Native Health campaign to improve Native American nutrition

    A landmark project to enhance tribal food sovereignty was unveiled today as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger announce their collaboration with the University of Arkansas School of Law as part of the tribe’s Seeds of Native Health initiative.

    Due to a long history of limited access to nutritious food, Native Americans suffer with obesity, diabetes, and other nutritional health problems at disproportionate rates compared to other ethnic groups. In an effort to create and sustain lasting policies and programs that will overcome these challenges, the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the School of Law will lead the development of a long-needed, comprehensive set of model food and agriculture codes to be customized and adopted by tribal nations.

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  • American Heart Association and Shakopee tribe join forces for Native American health

    6 August 2015
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    Roundtable gathering of funders will address the need for a national strategy to solve complex nutrition crisis

    Today the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced their collaboration to accelerate the development of a national framework to improve Native American nutrition. This announcement follows the launch in March of Seeds of Native Health, the Minnesota tribe’s initiative to improve Native American nutrition, and the recent release of a new report detailing the grave dietary crisis facing many Native American communities.

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  • 15 tribes and Native American organizations receive “Seeds of Native Health” grants totaling $523,000 from First Nations Development Institute

    4 August 2015

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the awarding of 15 grants totaling $523,000 under the Seeds of Native Health campaign. Seeds of Native Health – created and funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and announced earlier this year – is a major philanthropic effort to improve the nutrition of Native Americans across the country. It encompasses efforts to improve awareness of Native nutrition problems, promote wider application of proven best practices, and encourage additional work related to food access, education and research.

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  • Echo Hawk Consulting releases “Feeding Ourselves: Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American Communities”

    9 July 2015

    Echo Hawk Consulting, headed by Crystal Echo Hawk, released today a comprehensive report on the state of food access in Native American communities, and the resulting health disparities in Native Americans. The report – commissioned by the American Heart Association (AHA) and its Voices for Healthy Kids®a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AHA – calls for tribes, the federal government, and philanthropic organizations to serve as agents of change in the area of Native food access.

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  • The Notah Begay III Foundation’s announces “Seeds of Native Health” capacity building grant opportunity

    7 July 2015

    The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health” Capacity Building Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their recently launched national campaign, “Seeds of Native Health”, the NB3F will provide needed investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

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  • The Notah Begay III Foundation announces “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program grant opportunity

    8 June 2015

    The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their recently launched national campaign, “Seeds of Native Health”, the NB3F will provide needed investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities. Click here for a list of 2014-2015 grantees.

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  • First Nations Development Institute now accepting applications for “Seeds of Native Health” grants under its Native agriculture and food systems initiative

    24 April 2015

    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), a national Native American nonprofit organization that works to improve Native economies and communities, is now accepting proposals for its new “Seeds of Native Health” grant program under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). The purpose of the Seeds of Native Health campaign is to support Native tribes and organizations working to eliminate food insecurity, promote access to fresh and healthy foods, and provide increased access to nutritional programs aimed at improving the overall nutrition and health of Native people and communities.

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