When it comes to the health of Native communities, First Nations recognizes that accessing healthy food and supporting traditional food systems is a challenge for many Native American families and children. But without access to healthy food, including traditional foods, a nutritious diet and good health are out of reach.

This is why First Nations supports tribes and Native communities as they build or maintain sustainable food systems  that improve health, strengthen food security and increase the control over Native food and agriculture systems.

We are committed to support the robust network of Native community groups that are at the forefront of food sovereignty efforts.

Since 2002, First Nations has awarded 318 grants totaling more than $7.8 million to Native organizations dedicated to increasing food access and improving the health and nutrition of Native children and families.

Read more about First Nation’s Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative program.

Download First Nations’ Resources detailing our work in nourishing native foods and health.