Seeds of Native Health
Seeds of Native Health – created and funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) 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. First Nations is one of SMSC’s strategic partners in the effort. The campaign builds on localized efforts to solve the problems of Indian nutrition and hopes to raise awareness, spread knowledge, create capacity for change, and develop additional solutions on a broader scale.
Learn more at www.SeedsOfNativeHealth.org.
In 2016 First Nations awarded 15 grants totaling $422,500 under the Seeds of Native Health campaign.
In 2015 First Nations awarded 15 grants totaling $523,000 under the Seeds of Native Health campaign.