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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Anderson, William, Miriam Jorgensen, Noorie Brantmeier, and Lewis Mandell. 2008. Deepening Our Understanding of the Financial Education of Native Youth: An In-Depth Look at Native Students in Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota. Rapid City: 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. And, given the youthfulness of the Native population overall, the student generation will be called upon more quickly than elsewhere to take a leadership role—a role for which they need to be financially equipped.

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