Achieving Native Financial Empowerment

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


More Tax Time Troubles

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


Developing Innovations in Tribal Per Capita Distribution Payment Programs: Promoting Education, Savings and Investments for the Future

This report is dedicated to informing tribal leaders and citizens who are interested in designing per capita distribution programs that…


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…


Tax Time Troubles

First Nations Development Institute conducted a “mystery shopper” survey of tax preparation services in reservation border towns in New Mexico…