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First Nations pivots funding to support Native youth-serving organizations through the pandemic

 

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 12:53pm

First Alaskans Institute

Twenty-three organizations and tribal programs will receive grants to serve youth and communities during the pandemic, including First Alaskans Institute in Achorage, Alaska.

LONGMONT, Colo.-First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) announced in July that 23 organizations and tribal programs will receive grants of up to $18,250 to continue to serve their youth and communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The grants are being awarded through First Nations' Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF), which invests in projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues in Native communities.

When the pandemic took hold, First Nations...



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