Native Assets

Asset Building

Our research on Native assets examines the effectiveness of asset-building policies in Native communities and seeks to inform policy design at the state and federal levels to make asset-building policies inclusive of Native communities. In addition, this work increases opportunities for tribes and Native peoples to examine the importance of asset building to their communities, and to establish and express informed positions on asset-building policy.  

In our research and policy work, we collaborate with the Kathryn M. Buder Center for Indian American Studies, individual Native American tribes, and with several native-focused organizations such as the National Congress of American Indians, First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corp. and Native Nations Institute.

Funding Partners: Annie E. Casey FoundationsCharles Stewart Mott FoundationFord Foundation

Principal Investigator

Michael Sherraden

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor