A Native community is more than the sum of its parts. It embodies the mystique of community, the circle of inclusion. Within each member it generates powerful feelings of cultural solidarity. That precious spirit cannot survive without the underpinnings of economic development. But the development must be for everyone – not for just a few. That is the Native understanding.
This EITC curriculum is for Native communities. It supplements Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families which was published by First Nations Development Institute and the Fannie Mae Foundation in 2000.
The purpose of this curriculum is to:
Enable Native community members to realize their traditional values and expand their financial skills to access the Earned Income Tax Credit in a cost effective way to help improve the financial standing of themselves, their family, and their community.