Deepening Our Understanding of the Financial Education of Native Youth: An In-Depth Look at Native Students in Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota

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First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy


Personal financial skills are critical life skills regardless of an individual’s race or ethnicity—but particularly for Native students. They need financial skills to help their communities survive and thrive. Without sound financial skills, Native people cannot address the devastating poverty that has characterized many of their communities since the reservation era or build on the new-found wealth that has come to some through economic success. This report points out the financial skills and resources needed for native students in Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota.



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