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Indian Country - Publications

The promise of early childhood development in Indian Country

This article explores how implementing high-quality, culturally-based early childhood programs may help Native communities mitigate the effects of historical trauma and give their youngest members strong foundations in life. Featured in Community Dividend, an online publication of the Minneapolis Fed, on November 17, 2017.

Creating a smarter, faster, better approach to serving low-income communities

A conversation with Dave Glaser, president of Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation, on how his organization is adopting more effective ways to pursue business and housing development. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

As land payments loom, Blackfeet Nation launches Piikani sudden-money awareness campaign

Campaign organizers aim to saturate the Blackfeet reservation with messages about the opportunities and pitfalls that large legal payouts present. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

Early childhood Native language immersion develops minds, revitalizes cultures

Learning their indigenous languages from a very young age may prepare Native American children for success in school and life, with benefits spilling over to their families and communities. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

How Does Language Immersion Education Benefit Native Children?

In this video supplement to the Minneapolis Fed's Community Dividend publication, step into the classroom at Wicoie Nandagikendan, a preschool program at the Little Earth Community in Minneapolis that immerses children in the Dakota or Ojibwe language and culture.

Building stronger Native communities through data

A conversation with Eileen Briggs, executive director of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures and co-principal investigator of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Voices survey project. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

Mobile courtroom provides justice on wheels for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

The first and only bus-based courtroom in the U.S. is delivering legal services to residents of remote reservation towns. From the October 2015 issue of Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

Center for Indian Country Development

Through its Center for Indian Country Development, the Minneapolis Fed works to help self-governing communities of American Indians in the United States attain their economic development goals. The Center promotes partnerships, research, and coordination around four focus areas that are essential for building vibrant economies: governance, infrastructure, finance, and resources.

Community Connections (July 2015 Issue)

This July 2015 newsletter from the Kansas City Fed announces an upcoming book on workforce development, examines a cluster-based model to supporting inner-city entrepreneurship in Omaha and provides updates on a borrowing guide for Native American communities. The newsletter also contains an interview with a Kansas City Fed economist on the role of millennials and boomers in the recovery of the multifamily construction market, as well as other news and events.

Growth and Performance of the Native CDFI Loan Fund Sector, 2001–2012

This new Community Development Report from the Minneapolis Fed suggests that loan funds serving Native communities grew significantly in number and asset size from 2001 through 2012 and have generally posted fairly positive financial ratios.


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