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Advancing Household & Community Asset-building Strategies

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Case Study 3: Western Shoshone Defense Project

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Case Study 5: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

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Case Study 1: The Water Assets of “The River People” – A Case Study of the Gila River Indian Community

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Integrated Asset Building Strategies for Reservation-Based Communities: A 27 Year Retrospective of First Nations Development Institute

In 2007, First Nations Development Institute published a 27-year retrospective which provides an overview of First Nations’ development philosophy and…

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Chapter 4: Native Philanthropy

This chapter focuses on Native grantmaking institutions, discusses grantmaking models, and attempts to provide a road map through the sometimes…

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Chapter 6: Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

This chapter discusses Native Community Development Financial Institutions (Native CDFIs) which offer a locally controlled, community-responsive resource for credit and…

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Chapter 2: Financial Education

Chapter 2 begins with two introductory sections that demonstrate the importance of both developing financial management skills and increasing research…

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Chapter 3: Native IDAs

This chapter provides an overview of IDA programs in Native communities.

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Chapter 7: Native Entrepreneurship

Approaches to entrepreneurship and enterprise development in Native communities are as diverse as the communities themselves. This chapter addresses the…