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Southwest Border & Native Families

You are in the Southwest Border & Native Families section of the Casey Foundation Knowledge Center, which offers resources that are either published or funded by the Casey Foundation. The following resources address efforts to promote family strengthening and economic opportunity in Southwest border communities and Native families.

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Investing in Tribal Governments: An Analysis of Impact and Remaining Need Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

2010

The federal Recovery Act only addresses some of the economic needs of tribal communities in Indian Country. This paper examines what a meaningful recovery would look like for historically marginalized Native communities. It contrasts the need and the federal investment in 10 tribal-specific and two general-program investments.

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Investing in Tribal Governments: Case Studies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

2010

This report, funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, examines nine case studies that profile projects being funded throughout Indian Country under ARRA. The case studies are presented through a series of interviews with tribal leaders, program staff and community members.

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Strengthening Southwest Border and Native Families: Portfolio Reflection 2008

2009

In 2001, the Annie E. Casey Foundation set out to explore the role it might play in improving outcomes for children and families along the Southwest Border and in Native communities. This report summarizes the Foundation’s investment approach and community engagement strategy, and provides guidelines for working more effectively with Southwest Border and Native families.

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Seeing the Protective Rainbow: How Families Survive and Thrive in the American Indian and Alaska Native Community

2009

This paper summarizes a longer work, “ American Indian and Alaskan Native Family Resiliency : A Protective Rainbow.” The paper combines a first-person narrative with data to analyze resiliency themes, factors, and characteristics of Native American families which allow them to respond to adverse situations.

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Organic Philanthropy: Small Investments, Big Results

2009

This report details the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Southwest Border/Native American portfolio’s investment approach known as Organic Philanthropy. Also included in this report are the ways in which Organic Philanthropy can impact policy, connections and partners, and leverage new resources.

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