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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 discussing a conceptual framework for understanding financial capability in Native communities, a literature review is presented. The report then discusses promising strategies for increasing financial capability, and provides an environmental scan of successful programs serving Native communities in the eight-state Northwest Area Foundation region. This paper concludes with recommendations on how to support financial capability programs, and suggestions for how to most effectively promote these strategies in the region.