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CALL FOR PAPERS | Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class

The Call for Papers is now open for “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class,” the 2019 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. Abstracts or drafts are due no later than October 9, 2018. The conference will share research on factors influencing the financial and socioeconomic status of individuals and families and is open to research on topics that use various definitions of middle class, as well as papers that speak to relevant issues but do not explicitly use “middle class” in their framing. Of particular interest is research that explores specific challenges and opportunities for specific subgroups, including lower-income, minority, young-adult, elderly, rural or other diverse populations.

Reinventing the agricultural economy in Indian Country: A conversation with Zach Ducheneaux of the Intertribal Agriculture Council

In this July 2018 interview with Community Dividend, an online publication of the Minneapolis Fed, rancher Zach Ducheneaux from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota discusses his work promoting credit access and agricultural infrastructure in Indian Country.

The Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership

The Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has released the Tribal Leaders Handbook on Homeownership, a comprehensive guide to mortgage lending and creating successful homeownership programs in Indian Country. (For an overview of the handbook's development and features, see this CICD Blog post.)

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.

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