Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Progress and Partnerships
This report summarizes the many challenges to economic and business development in Native American communities that were expressed by attendees at the Growing Economies in Indian Country (GEIC), a national summit co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in May 2012. The challenges fall into eight broad categories of issues that workshop participants indicated, to varying degrees, impede development on tribal lands. This report also sets forth key recommendations, best practices, and promising efforts shared by the GEIC workshop participants and further informed by several notable studies and reports issued over the last several years that pertain to the specified challenges and barriers. Download the report.
Live Video of Growing Economies in Indian Country: A National Summit
This national summit was co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on May 1st at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. The Summit facilitated a multidisciplinary dialogue among tribal leaders, policy makers, financial industry professionals, and community development service providers regarding the challenges and opportunities for economic growth in Native American communities. Watch: first morning session, second morning session, first afternoon session, second afternoon session, third afternoon session.
Debora Juarez and Sharon Haensly: Kinship commerce: New developments in inter-tribal trade (PDF)
Indian Country Today Article 12-5-08
US Census Bureau: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN)
Data and Links page to view current 2010 materials and links.