Native Youth and Families 

Big Money: Structuring Minor’s Trust Programs for Native Communities (2011)

Was produced by First Nations Development Institute for tribal leaders interested in designing a minor’s trust program that promotes responsible money management for Native youth. Access this report here.

Financial Education in South Dakota’s High Native-Enrollment Schools: Barriers and Possibilities (2010) 

Was produced by Oweesta Corporation in partnership with the Native Nations Institute and the University of South Dakota’s Government Research Bureau and supported by funding from the Council on Economic Education. This report looks at high Native-enrollment schools in South Dakota, reaching out to 17 teachers, administrators, community activists, and state education officials to better understand the barriers and possibilities of school-based financial education. Access this report here.

Urban Indian America: The Status of American Indian & Alaska Native Children & Families Today

 Is a report by the National Urban Indian Family Coalition to the Annie E. Casey Foundation discussing the status of American Indian and Alaska Native Families to include indicators of economic instability. Access this report here.

Family Economic Success in Native Communities: Adapting the Annie E. Casey Family Economic Success Framework to Rural and Reservation-based Native Communities

Was produced by First Nations Development Institute to examine Native rural and reservation-based community challenges and provides a framework for economic success that reflects the unique opportunities and challenges that exist in these communities. Access this report here.

Deepening Our Understanding of the Financial Education of Native Youth: An In-Depth Look at Native Students in Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota (2008)

Is the result of a research study conducted by Oweesta Corporation and supported by a grant from the National Council on Economic Education. This study analyzes the personal financial knowledge of Native youth in three states with high Native populations – Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota. It examines the largest sample of Native high school students ever surveyed regarding financial literacy skills. Access this report here.

The Financial Literacy of Native American Youth (2007)

Report was produced by Oweesta Corporation to gain an understanding of what Native students know and do not know about personal finances. It analyzes the results of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy’s bi-annual survey which assesses the financial literacy of young adults in their senior year of high school with troubling results. Low scores of Native students raise even more concern. Access this report here.

Financial Literacy among the Young: Evidence and Implication for Consumer Policy (2010) 

The study reveals one-third of young adults possess basic knowledge of interest rates, inflation, and risk diversification. The lack on financial literacy among young adults is closely related to socioeconomic demographics and young adult’s family financial circumstance. Access this report here.
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