the Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool (FSAT) assists Native communities in reclaiming their local food systems. It helps demystify the process of data collection about local food systems and provides tools and a framework for Native communities to measure and assess food access, land use and food policy in their communities. 

Knowledge Center

Native Food Systems Resource Center: The Native Food Systems Resource Center is an initiative of First Nations Development Institute, under our Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative.  We also undertake research projects that build the knowledge and understanding of Native agriculture and food-systems issues, and inform Native communities about innovative ideas and best practices. We also participate in policy forums that help develop legislative and regulatory initiatives within this sector. We plan to continue to expand and improve this website so it becomes an ever-more valuable resource to Native American food producers and processors, consumers – including individual families – and to larger Native tribes, organizations and communities.

PUBLICATIONS: Nourishing Native Foods & Health


Longmont, CO and Albuquerque, NM

Tel: 303.774.7836,