Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
Native American Asset Watch: Rethinking Asset-Building in Indian Country
First Nations Development Institute’s Native American Asset Watch Initiative is a comprehensive strategy for systemic economic change, which seeks to provide a range of support for efforts by Native communities to reclaim direct control of their assets and re-establish sustainable approaches to the use of land and natural resources. This investigative report, funded by the Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation, explores the asset stripping purpose and effects of federal Indian law and policies, discusses existing mainstream asset-building models and then proposes a model for asset-building in Indian Country.
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