Indian Country Currents

Materials from Past Events

Presentations and handouts from some of our previous conferences, forums, and workshops specific to community development in Indian Country.

August 27, 2012

Conference on the Law and Economics of Indian Country Economic Development

Organized and hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, this event brought together economists, legal scholars, policymakers, and others interested in recent research on economic development in Indian Country.

Agenda [PDF]

Remarks, Papers, and Presentations

  • Welcome and Overview, Narayana Kocherlakota, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Lessons in Fiscal Federalism from Indian Country, Terry Anderson, President, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute; and Dominic Parker, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin and Senior Research Fellow at PERC
  • Constitutions and Economic Development: Evidence from the American Indian Nations, Randall Akee, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University; Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona; and Uwe Sunde, Professor of Economics, University of St. Gallen
  • An Indian and International Development Perspective on Robert J. Miller's Reservation "Capitalism": Economic Development in Indian Country, Larry Chavis, Assistant Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Unversity of North Carolina
  • Indian Country Economic Development: Data and Data Gaps, Richard M. Todd, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

May 1, 2012

Growing Economies in Indian Country: A National Summit
Washington, D.C.

The capstone to a series of workshops held throughout the country in 2011, this national summit drew tribal leaders, policy makers, financial industry professionals, and community development service providers together for a multidisciplinary dialogue about economic development in Native communities.

Additional information, including summit overview, agenda, and companion report [off-site]

Video: Growing Economies in Indian Country summit sessions (recorded live) [off-site]

August 31, 2011

Federal Programs and Partnerships in Indian Country: A Resource Workshop
Billings, MT

Agenda [PDF]

Federal Agency Resource Presentations (reflects all presentations provided as of September 1, 2011)

August 30, 2011

Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Progress and Partnerships
Billings, MT

Agenda [PDF]

Speaker Biographies [PDF]

Keynote Presentation

Case Study Presentations

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