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The Native American Electorate’s Role in the Blue Wave Referendum on President Trump’s Policy Agenda

November 16, 2018

In a historic mid-term election that saw minority and women voters energized like never before, one of the major themes…

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Native Farm-to-School Resource Guide

October 16, 2018

This guide is a comprehensive manual for planning and implementing farm-to-school programs in Native American communities. Native farm-to-school programs have…

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Model Tribal Consumer Protection Code

First Nations Development Institute has produced a model tribal consumer protection code that can be adopted to regulate a variety…

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Race and Financial Capability in America: Understanding the Native American Experience

This report, co-authored with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, provides an overview of issues related to financial capability in American…

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Financial Skills for Families – Workbook 5th Edition

The 5th edition of the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families curriculum is now available! You can download a PDF…

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Financial Skills for Families – Instructor Guide

The 5th edition of the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families curriculum is now available! You can download a PDF…

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Building Assets and Building Lives: Financial Capability Programs in Native Communities

This report provides an overview of financial capability programs serving reservation-based Native communities in the Northwest Area Foundation region. After…

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Fighting Fraud 101 – Smart Tips for Investors

This pamphlet provides information on how to avoid investor fraud and warning signs to look out for that indicate you…

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VITA Sites Serving Native Communities: The State of the Field

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are a useful tool for providing free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income people…

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Tax Time Savings for Native Communities: Ten Best Practices for Effective Native VITA Programs

Most rural Native VITA sites, unlike urban VITA sites, face a unique set of challenges. The geographic isolation, low volunteer…

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Crazy Cash City Evaluation Report

This report covers an innovative experiential learning approach to Native youth financial education.  In October 2012, First Nations piloted a…

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Learning by Doing: Financial Education for Native American Youth Receiving Large Lump-Sum Payouts

In October 2012, First Nations held a reality fair specifically tailored to Native individuals receiving a minor’s trust payment.  The…

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More Tax Time Troubles

In late 2011 and early 2012 First Nations Development Institute conducted a “mystery shopper” survey of tax preparation services in…

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Big Money: Structuring Minor’s Trust Programs for Native Communities

This manual is useful for tribal leaders interested in designing a minor’s trust program that promotes responsible money management for…