Southwest Tour - June 11-16, 2017


Join Us on an Unforgettable Journey!

This summer, First Nations Development Institute will host its exclusive Southwest Tour. This multi-day event will give you the chance to personally witness the impact your investment is having in Native American communities, as told through the eyes of our community partners. You’ll see first-hand the remarkable work they are doing at the grassroots level.

The tour, Experience the Rich Cultures and Traditions of the Pueblo Peoples of New Mexico, is an unparalleled opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective of First Nations’ guiding principle: We believe that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities.

Between June 11 and 16, 2017, from our accommodations at the Inn of the Governors on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, we’ll become part of Native Pueblo cultures, from visiting a tribal bison herd, to watching children learning their Native language, to witnessing the leadership development of Native girls and women, to participating in a traditional Pueblo Feast Day, to interacting with Native artists, musicians, cultural leaders and influential tribal advisors. Local guide Eileen Shendo (Jemez Pueblo) will personally escort you on a special journey to experience the spirit of Indian Country through this once-in-a-lifetime tour. You’ll see first-hand how First Nations is supporting homegrown solutions to community needs. You'll visit many successful projects funded by First Nations and see how your investment is making a real impact in Native communities.

Space is limited! If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful experience and want to sign up, or have any questions, please contact Jona Charette (Northern Cheyenne/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa) at (303) 774-7836, ext. 221 or To view a flyer about the tour, click here.

The cost for this five-night and five-day tour is $2,795 for one adult, or $4,195 for two adults. Cost is all inclusive with the exception of airfare and round-trip transportation to/from Santa Fe (if you are flying into Albuquerque as opposed to Santa Fe).

We hope to share this unforgettable journey with you!