The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Centerâ€™s 2010 Tribal Research Priorities Survey reported that education and economic development are top research priorities for tribes. Respondents noted their interest in research and resources regarding how to: (1) create jobs and training opportunities for tribal citizens and (2) motivate youth to pursue higher education and contribute their knowledge and skills to the community.
National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center. "Higher Education & Workforce Development: Leveraging Tribal Investments to Advance Community Goals." National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center. Washington, D.C. Summer 2012. Paper. (http://www.ncai.org/attachments/PolicyPaper_UfoQxzYBWUMTyWwTrqNjXyjiEvbo..., accessed December 15, 2014)