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First Nations receives grant to support Indigenous-led environmental justice efforts

 

Last updated 4/7/2020 at 2:08pm

US Government Fish and Wildlife Services

The Porcupine Caribou Herd at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would receive some of this funding.

LONGMONT, Colorado-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a $220,000 grant from the Broad Reach Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support Native American-led efforts to combat abusive extractive industries that are impacting Native communities, resources and land.

"Native communities have long-held, traditional knowledge that should be part of every conversation involving our land and environment," said Michael Roberts, First Nations president and CEO. "We are excited to be able to support community-led efforts that allow Native comm...



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