Cobell Land Buy-Back Program Financial Education Initiative
NFEC and NCAI are partnering with the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Native American Community Development Corporation (NACDC) Financial Services to engage in financial education around the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program. Building on years of educating about the Cobell Settlement itself, this partnership is working to support offer recipients of the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program in making informed financial decisions as they decide whether to sell and what to do with the money if they do. The partnership does so by sharing effective financial education strategies emerging from the implementation of the Program, notably the Blackfeet Nation’s Piikani Money Campaign.
To learn more about this initiative, click here.
Keepseagle Settlement Financial Education Initiative
In addition, NFEC and NCAI are involved with supporting financial education in conjunction with the Keepseagle Settlement. The Keepseagle Settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for discrimination in the USDA Farm Loan Program was settled on December 27, 2011 for $780 million. Payments to the first two rounds of recipients were mailed several years ago; a new round of payments was issued to recipients in May 2018. Included with all Keepseagle payments was a financial education alert developed and then updated by NCAI in consultation with NFEC.
For more information about the Keepseagle Settlement, click here.