Dialogues on Assets in Native Communities

Asset Building

This joint project of the Center for Social Development and the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies sought to gain a better understanding of the definition and vision of asset building in Native communities, including a better understanding of the role financial assets play in community development. Specifically, the project investigated the current asset holdings of one Native community by allowing its members to define “assets” for themselves and for their community.

Funding Partner: Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Principal Investigators

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor


Lissa Johnson

CSD Associate Director; Director of Administration;
Co-Director Financial Capability and Asset Building