Investing in Tribal Governments

An Analysis of Impact and Remaining Need Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

By National Congress of American Indians

March 18, 2010


Investments in tribal governments support policy innovations that can be, and have been, replicated to deal with some of America’s toughest economic problems. The data presented in this report demonstrate that it is both essential and mutually beneficial for the federal government to partner with tribes to address the economic challenges facing communities throughout the United States. 

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Key Takeaway

Why it is important to look at economic recovery in tribal communities

Tribal investments in infrastructure and use of available federal tools have achieved economic success on reservations. The investments analyzed in the report offer immense promise that tribes can lead and contribute to many more regional recoveries throughout the nation.

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