Partner Message: New year, new beginnings: Center for Indian Country Development expands and rebrands

Our expanding data and research efforts

We are excited to share that we are expanding our data, research, and policy initiatives to help shape economic policy in Indian Country. Over the next 12 months, CICD will build additional capacity to launch a multi-year initiative to address persistent data gaps that exist in Indian Country. Alongside tribal governments and other data partners, CICD will collect and leverage new economic datasets to understand and advance tribal economic opportunities and will expand its role as an evidence-based resource for Indian Country leaders and policymakers. Learn more

Introducing our new CICD logo

You may have noticed our new logo, above, which features two important symbols in Indian Country: the eagle feather and a continuous circle. The feather represents CICD’s respect for Native people, culture, and worldviews. The circle represents the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—and symbolizes our commitment to working in step with Indian Country, season to season and year to year.

Our first annual CICD Research Summit explored key questions that matter for Indian Country

>In December, we held our inaugural research summit, convening social scientists, tribal leaders, and legal experts for virtual discussions of key research questions for Indian Country. Visit the summit page to explore the agenda and view session videos.

Native Americans consistently report more chronic distress than other groups

In a national survey, Native Americans are most likely to say that 30 of the last 30 days were bad days for mental health.

Doing business in Indian Country

Evidence from a survey we conducted in partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development shows the challenges and advantages of operating a Native-owned business on reservation lands.

Job opportunities available at CICD!

The Minneapolis Fed has several new career opportunities to join CICD. Please share with your networks.


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