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Frederick receives award from the National Indian Health Board at the 2016 Annual Health Conference in Phoenix Arizona. 

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     The Tribal Nations Research Group (TNRG) located in Belcourt, North Dakota, recently received a grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Tribal Nations Research Group to Conduct a Community Food Sovereignty Assessment.
     Food sovereignty assessments examine a broad range of food-related opportunities and challenges. This assessment is important in helping tribal, and community leaders evaluate local food sovereignty assets, including opportunities of needs, so that eventually we can identify strategies related to food sovereignty in our communities. Community support, involvement, and input will play a significant role in the project.
     Tribal Nations Research Group is charged with the research and planning for collecting and analyzing data on the community’s local food systems. With careful planning and preparation, combined with community membership, the assessment will provide TNRG and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa’s community with the baseline data to build sustainable food systems and support the efforts as food cooperatives, commercially-licensed kitchens, farm-to-school programs, healthy eating, and numerous other agricultural projects related to food-systems controls. 

If you are interested in being involved in the project, please contact Rhonda Gustafson, Project Coordinator, at TNRG 701-477-5526 or email rhonda.gus@gmail.

Tribal Partners and the Collaborative Resource Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) gather in Pierre SD, to discuss community engagement, planning, and sustainability for Tribal Research Review Boards.


Back Row: Melissa Buffalo, Jessica Heinzmann, Ashley Parisien, Heather Larsen
Front Row: Simone Bordeaux, Katie Blindman, Victoria Greyowl


Students will have the opportunity to become an elite member of TNRG! We will provide them with information on research and scholarship opportunities and feature their work on our website!