As the second part of a two-part follow-up to the NALS, this report uses a range of datasets to document the evolution of Native Communities’ capital access since 2001. Its three main sections summarize data describing access to capital and credit for Native consumers, Native business owners, and tribal communities and governments. Its companion document, the Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities (ACC Report), published in May 2016, identifies success stories within a more detailed topical analysis. The full two-part study is intended to provide research and analysis in support of further improvements in access to capital and credit in Native Communities.
Miriam Jorgensen and Randall K.Q. Akee. 2017. Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review, digital version. Tucson, AZ: Native Nations Institute.