“Just Don’t Blow It”:
Cobell Land Buy Back & Blackfeet’s Piikani Money Campaign:
A Financial Education Model
On Wednesday, November 30th, NCAI’s Partnership for Tribal Governance hosted this informative webinar, which was presented by the Blackfeet Nation and the Center for Indian Country Development (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis). The webinar shared a detailed overview of Blackfeet’s groundbreaking Piikani Money Campaign, which Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services (founded by Elouise Cobell) recently developed in partnership with the Nation in anticipation of its rollout of the Cobell Land Buy Back (LBB) Program.
Using the slogan “Just Don’t Blow It,” the campaign provides a multi-faceted template for comprehensive financial education that other tribes can customize for their own use as they prepare for LBB, the Keepseagle settlement, and other financial settlements featuring direct payments to individual tribal citizens.
To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.