Partner Message: CICD Update: Exciting things are happening here

Exciting things are happening at Center for Indian Country Development (CICD). We have new analysis, research, and webinars to share (see below), and we’re honored that two of our experts, CICD Director Casey Lozar and Project Manager James Colombe, are currently on detail to support the U.S. Department of the Treasury as it distributes $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to eligible tribal governments. Recognizing CICD’s efforts to elevate tribal economic prosperity, Treasury reached out for our assistance in allocating resources that will help tribes in responding to the urgent needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and support an equitable recovery in Indian Country.

Native American Labor Market Dashboard fills important data gap for Indian Country

Up-to-date labor market data are essential for understanding how workers and the overall economy are faring, but American Indians and Alaska Natives are often left out of monthly employment reports. With its new Native American Labor Market Dashboard, CICD fills this data gap.

U.S. Senate testimony: “Housing for Native Americans: Review of Federal Programs, Barriers, and Opportunities”

In May, Senior Vice President Alene Tchourumoff told the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development about key factors that complicate home buying in Indian Country and recommendations to address them.


Join our next CICD policy webinar: Successful Strategies in Tribal Enterprise Diversification

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. CT

This second session of our year-long Policy Webinar Series will focus on understanding and addressing the strategic business decisions, challenges, and opportunities tribal enterprises face in today’s economic landscape. To learn more about the Policy Webinar Series, read a summary of our first session, “How Are Tribal Economies Faring Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

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One year into COVID-19, pandemic’s negative effects persist in Indian Country

The financial impact of the pandemic on tribal entities remains bleak for the foreseeable future, according to a CICD survey distributed in March 2021

Native CDFIs improve credit outcomes for Indian Country residents

Data show that the presence of Native community development financial institutions leads to significant increases in individual credit scores

Institutional support sways tribal opinions of groundbreaking bank

Survey shows statements of support bolster tribal members’ interest in the establishment of their reservation’s first-ever bank

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