Entrepreneur Resources


 

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GOVERNANCE RESOURCES/TOOLS


Enhancing Tribal Governance Codes of Ethics (PDF)

By: Maylinn Smith, Director, Indian Law Clinic, School of Law, University of Montana

Creating Sound Business Environments in Indian Country by Enhancing Tribal Justice (PDF)

By: Maylinn Smith, Director, Indian Law Clinic, Schools of Law, University of Montana and Dennis Puzz, Esquire, Best & Flanagan, LLP

Practicalities of Constitutional Reform (PDF)

By: Leonika Charging, Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan, LLP

Native Nation Building – Issues of Self Rule, Institution-Building & Leadership (PDF)

By: Manley Begay, Executive Director, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management & Policy

Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy

(NNI) - a self-determination, self-governance, and development resource for Native nations. Nation Building is the central focus of NNI's programs.


INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCES/TOOLS


Ethics as a Building Block of Economic Growth: Global Insights and Indian Country Models

Over the last few decades, the movement by Native nations in the United States to rebuild complete systems of self-determined government has been impressive, and it continues at a remarkable pace.

By: Susan Woodrow, Community Affairs Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena, Montana Branch

Model Tribal Secured Transaction Act (PDF)

By: Susan Woodrow, Community Affairs Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena, Montana Branch

A Super Model: New Secured Transactions Code Offers Legal Uniformity, Economic Promise for Indian Country

This article appeared in the Community Dividend March 2006, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Secured Transactions Codes: An Important Tool for Tribal Economic and Housing Development

This article appeared in the Community Dividend September 2004, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Crow Nation is First to Adopt Model Secured Transactions Code

This article appeared in the Community Dividend July 2006, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Crow Nation - State of Montana Sign UCC Filing Compact

This article appeared in the Community Dividend May 2008, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Oglala Sioux - State of South Dakota Sign Historic Lien Filing Agreement

This article appeared in the Community Dividend November 2008, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Uniform Law Commission's Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act and Implementation Guide

Borrowing Trouble: Predatory Lending in Native American Communities (PDF)

First Nations Development Institute 2008 Report – Learn how payday, tax refund, and car title loans impact Indian Country.

Borrowed Time: Use of Refund Anticipation Loans AmongEITC Filers in Native American Communities (PDF)

First Nations Development Institute - Native Assets Research Center Research Report 2009


FINANCIAL RESOURCES/TOOLS


Generic Overview of New Market Tax Credits (PDF)

By: Claudette Konola, Community Reinvestment Fund

New Market Tax Credits & Other Funding Opportunities (PDF)

By: Arlen Kangas, CFO, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation

Treasury's New Markets Tax Credit Program

Named One of Top 50 in the Innovations in American Government Awards Competition

Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED)

Link to Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program

First Nations Development Institute

Has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities and serves rural and reservation based Native American communities throughout the United States.

First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Works to provide opportunities for Native people to develop assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs, contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.

 

 


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