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First Nations' Futures Institute

First Nations – those representing indigenous communities – need leaders who can better their people’s lives through strong values and wise integrated asset / resource management solutions.

The First Nations' Futures Institute focuses on building capacity in these communities through a two-week program held at Stanford in the early fall. The program consists of various lectures, presentations and dynamic learning experiences focused on social, economic, environmental and cultural aspects.

Fellows are expected to complete the institute as part of the requirement for the First Nations' Futures Program (FNFP), a one-year fellowship program intended to develop well-balanced First Nations’ leaders. As their final requirement, fellows from the previous year's institute will also present seminars to the incoming cohort about their experiences and reflections of the program.