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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 $pending Frenzy provided youth with fake money in the amount of their trust fund payment to learn about a range of spending and investing options.  This report assesses the strengths of the experiential learning technique.