Native American Capital and its principals have an active history as advocates for Indian country in the legislative, business, and academic spheres.  NAC believes that in order to bring about economic development in Indian country, it is essential to work for change in each of these spheres. 

NAC has direct experience winning and distributing New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to bring technology and light manufacturing jobs into Indian Country.  Most recently NAC worked alongside the Lower Broux Community Development Enterprise (LBCDE) to put $18 million to work in Mississippi and Alaska.  To read more, see the white paper below or visit this article.

NAC is actively committed to achieving results by addressing gaps that hinder progress.  Currently NAC is involved in the Department of Commerce sponsored program to identify and close communication and broadband gaps in rural Indian Country.

NAC has raised capital for Indian Country through federal housing funding, as well as corporate funding through private placement.  We have also provided technical support both to tribes and to organizations including the National Institute of Food and Nutrition (NIFA), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Native Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).

A selection of academic papers and policy statements authored by NAC principals are available for download below.

 

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"Tribal Bonds: Statutory Shackles and Regulatory Restraints on Tribal Economic Development" in The North Carolina Law Review 341.03 KB
"Accredited Indians: Increasing the Flow of Private Equity into Indian Country as a Domestic Emerging Market" in University of Colorado Law Review251.66 KB
"Overcoming Challenges to Business and Economic Development in Indian Country" written for the Department of Health and Human Services306.62 KB
"American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research" in The Journal of the National Center266.2 KB
"Information Assymetry and Information Sharing" in Government Information Quarterly250.33 KB