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Notah Begay III Foundation Awards $118,000 in "Seeds of Native Health" Grants


SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico (October 12, 2015) The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health”Capacity Building Grantees. Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and its “Seeds of Native Health” nutrition philanthropy campaign, the NB3 Foundation is awarding six grants to Native American tribes and native-led organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

“Native American tribes are in the best position to improve the health of their own people,” said SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Lori Watso, a champion for the campaign who has spent much of her career in community public health. “Funding and technical assistance through these grants will help tribes develop their own nutritional health strategies.”

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