Native America Calling
3:20 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Managing Your Per Capita Money

Thu. 11/17 11a: Many Native American teenagers receive large lump sums of money that has been held in trust by their tribal government until they turn eighteen. The amounts they receive can be staggering, and the impulse to spend can be uncontrollable.

Some tribes put restrictions on how their members can use the money.

Is giving our Native youth access to large sums of money dangerous? Should the checks come with classes that teach them how to manage their finances?

Guests include Shawn Spruce (Laguna Pueblo) Programs Consultant/First Nations Development Institute.