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. 

March 17, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the Recovery Act has invested in tribal governments.

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    The economic needs of tribal communities that extend beyond the Recovery Act.

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    What meaningful economic recovery would look like for Native communities.

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    Examples from within 10 tribal-specific investments where needs remain unmet.

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. 

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations