About the Center for Indian Country Development

Economic Development in Indian Country: Research and Relationships

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Assistant Vice President and Director of the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) Patrice Kunesh hosts a conversation focusing on Native communities, the role of the Federal Reserve in Indian Country, and the Center’s research-based strategies to support the prosperity of Native Nations. Her conversation highlights the Center’s framework of People, Land, and Capital, their multi-sector partnerships, and examples of innovative research that have impacted policy and best practices in Native economic development.

The Minneapolis Fed’s New Center of Expertise

Mission

We support the prosperity of Native Nations through actionable research and community collaboration.

“Despite facing historic challenges and poverty, tribal nations are determined to design their own futures. I’m excited that the Federal Reserve’s Center for Indian Country Development will support these economic development efforts using its research skills and by bringing experts and stakeholders together.”

- Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Vision

The Center for Indian Country Development will be:

  • a nationally recognized thought leader and clearinghouse for resources and initiatives concerning native economic development,
  • a respected contributor to the research critical to Indian Country constituents, and
  • the Federal Reserve System’s principle point of contact and key supporter of the Bank in fulfilling its responsibility to Indian Country.