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NCAI Official Named to President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans

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Sherry Salway Black, The National Congress of American Indians' (NCAI) director of the Partnership for Tribal Governance, has been appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

At the Council's first meeting, Monday, March 10, appointees will begin to discuss their recommendations “on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through use of technology.”

Black, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, is a valuable asset to the Council, NCAI states. She is the former senior vice president of First Nations Development Institute, a Native-led nonprofit organization that works to improve the economic condition of Native Americans through promoting business development and financial education. Black is a member of the Honoring Nations Board of Governors and also serves on the boards of First Peoples Fund, the Hitachi Foundation, and the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.

Through Black's critical role leading the Partnership for Tribal Governane at NCAI, she helps to organize, enhance and distribute resources necessary to support tribes’ efforts to strengthen their governance. Black works to coordinate education, training and technical assistance for tribes as they implement new policies while also helping to ensure smooth communication and cooperation among tribes, policymakers and national organizations. Planned as a long-term commitment by NCAI, with generous support by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Partnership for Tribal Governance, officially launched in 2009.

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