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Rebecca Adamson Papers, 1978-2007 (ongoing)
54 boxes (30.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 481

Abstract:
Economist, Founder First Nations Development Institute, Native American rights advocate. Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life, and focus on two organizations founded by Adamson, the First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) and First Peoples Worldwide (FPW). Major topics include American Indians, indigenous people, and economic development. Portions of the work of FNDI are particularly well chronicled through detailed staff reports and records on Field Operations and the Lakota Fund. Speeches, writings, and interviews elucidate the development of Adamson's "financial sufficiency approach" to economic development and her conception of "indigenous economics" as a model for sustainable development. Conference, meetings, and organizations files document Adamson's active involvement in a wide variety of national and international gatherings, organizations, and boards.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

With the exception of a small number of Dakota Fund loan application files, the Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Rebecca Adamson's unpublished works. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Rebecca Adamson was born in Akron, Ohio in 1949 to Barbara Crytz Hendrix and Robert Paul Adamson. Barbara Hendrix Adamson was Cherokee and Robert Adamson was of Swedish descent. Rebecca spent summers near Lumberton in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with her maternal grandparents, from whom she learned Indian ways and values, at the Qualla reservation. After graduating from Firestone High School in Akron in 1967, she studied philosophy at the University of Akron and then took courses in law and economics at Piedmont College in Georgia. At twenty, she dropped out and spent much of the 1970s working on Indian reservations west of the Mississippi River where "many young, college-educated Native Americans from cities were joining forces with those who had preserved traditional ways." 1

Rebecca Adamson, undated

Rebecca Adamson, undated

Adamson first went to work for the Nez Perce in Idaho helping to find money for economic development projects. In 1970 she began working for the Coalition of Indian Controlled School Boards in Denver and became its director of field programs in 1972. The Coalition worked to "wrest control of Indian schools from the U.S. government and Christian religious groups that had been running them for more than 100 years."2 It was a system that took Indian children from their families and sent them to boarding schools where they were forced to assimilate and were often abused.

The Coalition's work led directly to passage of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act in 1975, giving American Indians the right to run their own schools, agencies, and programs, though the U.S. Government retained financial control. But the economic situation Adamson observed, "virtually no private sector…. Government…the dominant employer, poverty the reigning industry, welfare the surest means of support,"3 convinced her that "reservation tribes needed a similar voice in their economic growth."4

She was married for several years to Denny Hurtado, a Native American activist of the Skokomish Tribe, with whom she had a daughter, Neva, in 1975. They separated in 1977 and divorced in tribal court by 1979.

From 1976 to 1979 Adamson worked as a free-lance consultant traveling from project to project helping to develop tribal business skills. During this time, her marriage dissolved, her brother died of a painful illness, her lover was killed in a hunting accident, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, and she lost her job. "I was sitting in bed and couldn't move, and my 3-year old daughter brought me an aspirin and a glass of water, and I thought, 'I've got to get it together.' If you stay inside yourself, you only go deeper and deeper."5

After moving back east to live with her parents, Adamson cashed her last unemployment check and went to New York City to seek funding for her proposal to establish a "Financial Self-Sufficiency Project" to support culturally appropriate economic development among American Indians. The first funder to respond was Susan Berresford at the Ford Foundation. With the resulting $25,000 grant, Adamson launched First Nations Financial Project in 1980 (re-named First Nations Development Institute in 1990) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, an organization that makes grants and loans, provides technical expertise, and does policy advocacy.

At the core of Adamson's work is the "financial sufficiency approach" in which profit is not the only factor considered in economic development. She insists that economic development must also consider human and cultural elements.

The initial grant allowed Adamson to field test her "financial sufficiency approach" through a pilot project on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the poorest place in the United States. A traveling exhibit of artwork by reservation children raised about $20,000 and allowed the Little Wound School to purchase necessities like warm winter coats. The funding also supported a study of the reservation economy by graduate student Richard Sherman. His work revealed that eighty-five per cent of the reservation's gross income was spent in border towns off the reservation, but also identified a vibrant informal economic sector made up of home-based businesses on the reservation. These businesses had no access to capital for expansion through traditional banks and other financing institutions, so First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) worked to establish a microenterprise loan fund. The Lakota Fund, established in 1986, was one of the first such loan funds in the U.S. It provided technical assistance and small loans to new and existing businesses on Pine Ridge Reservation. Once the Fund was firmly established in 1992, it became an independent organization.

FNDI's methods seek answers from within Native American communities as opposed to imposing solutions from the outside. FNDI's projects "build on a tribe's unique culture and resources at hand to work toward a more stable economic future."6 Interviewed for the Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free-Lance Star in 1995, Adamson declared: "I want to show the brilliance, the creativity, the efficacy of Indian people."

One of Adamson's primary critiques of the government's approach to economic development on Indian reservations is its insistence on bringing inappropriately sized (and therefore unsustainable) projects to reservations. Her focus is on small and local, "economically do-able" projects which "grow the grassroots talents living on reservations." FNDI pursues these aims without any funding from the U.S. government.

Over the years, FNDI's efforts have combined national, state, and local policy advocacy; research; direct access to funding through loans and grants; technical assistance; and educational programs. The organization's work led in 1994 to passage of the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act, and the Reigle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act which established the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

By the mid-1990s, Adamson began to turn her attention to struggles of indigenous peoples elsewhere in the world, particularly those related to land ownership, self-government, economic viability, and cultural preservation. The result was First Peoples Worldwide which originated as an international project of FNDI in 1996 and became a separate organization in 2007.

Beyond fostering self-sufficiency, Adamson contends that indigenous communities have much to teach the rest of the world about an economy of "enoughness." "We can never create an economy that's sustainable if we focus only on accumulation and growth, and don't focus on how to share the wealth."7 "Indian people are natural systems thinkers. We understand the interrelatedness of problems and can therefore design holistic solutions."8

Adamson earned a M.S. in economic development from New Hampshire College (now known as University of Southern New Hampshire), and developed and taught a graduate course on Indigenous Economics as part of its Community Economic Development Program.

Adamson has served as advisor to the United Nations on Rural Development, as the U.S. delegate to the United Nations International Labor Organization for International Indigenous Rights, as an advisor to the U.S. Catholic Conference's Campaign for Human Development, and as a consultant on Aboriginal development to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Australia.

In the corporate sector, Adamson has been a member of the Boards of Directors for the Calvert Social Investment Fund, a socially responsible mutual fund, the Calvert Foundation Board, and Tom's of Maine. She also co-founded the Calvert High Social Impact Investments, the first financial instrument whereby mutual fund shareholders and other individuals invest in community development loan funds. She is an advisor to the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and to the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).

Adamson has served in the non-profit sector on the Board of Governors for Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, the Board of Directors for Corporation for Enterprise Development, the Bay Foundation, the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, the Bridgespan Group, the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the Council on Foundations Management and Investment Committee, the President's Council on Sustainable Development/Sustainable Communities Task Force, Independent Sector, the Ms. Foundation for Women, The Natural Step, and Earthday Network 2000.

She has been a member of the editorial boards of Indian Country Today, Native Americas, and for Akwe:kon Journal.

She was a founding member of Native Americans in Philanthropy, Funders Who Fund Native Americans, and International Funders for Indigenous Peoples.

In 1997 the Council on Foundations honored Adamson with its Scrivner Award for creative and innovative grant making and she was also the Ms. Foundation's Woman of the Year. She was named one of the top ten Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by Who Cares Magazine in 1998. In 2001 she received the Independent Sector's John W. Gardner Leadership Award. She was selected by the Virginia Foundation for Women as one of eight Virginia Women in History honorees in 2002. She was the 2003 National Women's History Month Honoree. In 2004 Adamson received a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Dartmouth College and the Schwab Foundation named her an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur. Adamson is featured in the 2013 PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America.

Sources

1. Ridley, Kimberly, "Indian Giver," HOPE Magazine, June 1997

2. Ridley, "Indian Giver," HOPE Magazine, June 1997

3. Margolis, Richard J., "America's New Entrepreneurs," The New Leader, 30 Nov 1987

4. "1970s 'visionary' now helping Indians take control," Richmond Times-Dispatch, 20 Jan 1997

5. Batz, Jeannette, "First Efforts," Riverfront Times, 19-25 March 1997

6. First Nations Financial Project brochure, undated

7. Ridley, "Indian Giver," HOPE Magazine, June 1997

8. Ford Foundation REPORT, spring 1997

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Rebecca Adamson Papers consist of 20.75 linear ft. and are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1979 to 2007. Types of materials include audiovisual materials, correspondence, datebooks, financial records, minutes, speeches, photographs, press releases, program files, publications, reports, journal and newspaper articles, subject files, artifacts, and memorabilia.

The bulk of the papers date from 1982 to 2007 and focus on two organizations founded by Adamson, First Nations Development Institute and First Peoples Worldwide. There is little personal material. Major topics found throughout these papers include American Indians, indigenous people, and economic development.

Portions of the work of FNDI are particularly well chronicled through detailed staff reports and records on Field Operations and the Lakota Fund. Trip itineraries and research notes document the hard work of raising funds to support First Nations' efforts.

In addition to the First Nations files, speeches, writings, and interviews elucidate the development of Adamson's "financial sufficiency approach" to economic development and her conception of "indigenous economics" as a model for sustainable development.

Records in Series II. Conferences and Meetings and Series IV. Organization Files document Adamson's active involvement in a wide variety of national and international gatherings, organizations, and boards.

ACRONYMS

ANA = Administration for Native Americans (US Dept of Health and Human Services)

ATNI = Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

CFED = Corporation for Enterprise Development

CTUIR = Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

FNDI = First Nations Development Institute

FNFP = First Nations Financial Project

HEAP = Human Economics in Action Program

KANA = Kodiak Area Native Association

NAP = Native Americans in Philanthropy

OEDP = Overall Economic Development Program

PRI = Program Related Investment

REIS = Reservation Economic Impact Study

TCEMP = Tribal Commerce and Enterprise Management Program

TCEP = Tribal Commerce and Enterprise Program

USET = United South and Eastern Tribes

WELRP = White Earth Land Recovery Project (Winona La Duke -Minnesota)


Oweesta = money (Mohawk)

Tiyospaye = extended family (Lakota)


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

With the exception of a small number of Dakota Fund loan application files, the Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Rebecca Adamson's unpublished works. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Rebecca Adamson Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Rebecca Adamson donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection beginning in 2003.

Custodial history:

Processed by Maida Goodwin, Skyler Lawton, and Tiffany Peterson.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to this collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the Rebecca Adamson Papers was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Peck Stacpoole Foundation.

Series Descriptions
(1982-2001, n.d.)
1.25 linear ft.

This small series provides an overview of Rebecca Adamson's work from around the time of the founding of First Nations Development Institute in 1979-80 to the early 2000s. Datebooks and the chronological file give a sense of her extensive travel and involvement in a wide variety of organizations, meetings, and conferences. There is a small amount of personal correspondence.

(1988-2001, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This series contains correspondence, publications, reports, agendas, conference packets, and notes from a wide variety of conferences and meetings Adamson attended. Materials related to speeches Adamson gave at conferences and meetings can be found in SERIES VII. SPEECHES AND WRITINGS and SERIES IX. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

(circa 1979-2007, n.d.)
13.5 linear ft.

By far the largest series, Professional Activities is divided into two subseries: First Nations Development Institute and First Peoples Worldwide. FNDI materials consist of extensive files from the organization founded by Rebecca Adamson as First Nations Financial Project in 1979. Included are correspondence, financial and fundraising records, program materials, publications, newspaper clippings, minutes, reports, events files, and policy materials. Of particular interest are extensive staff reports dating from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, the files on Field Operations, and on the establishment of the Lakota Fund.

First Peoples Worldwide subseries contains materials related to the origins of the organization as an international project of FNDI, and its subsequent separation from FNDI in 2007. The materials primarily consist of correspondence, but there are also some minutes, fundraising materials, and files related to Adamson's travel.

(1977-2002, n.d.)
4.75 linear ft

This series contains files on other organizations Adamson has been associated with in some way. Included are some of the many organizations for which Adamson has served on the Board or an advisory committee. Materials include correspondence, handbooks, meeting packets, minutes, proposals, publications, and reports.

(1991-93, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.

This series consists of prints, negatives, and color transparencies. The bulk of the images are related to First Nations Arts, FNDI's program to market American Indian arts and crafts. In addition, there are images taken at some FNDI workshops. There are also a few photographs of Adamson, her family, and personal travel.

(1982-2001)
.75 linear ft.

This series contains correspondence, texts, programs, conference reports, and news clippings related to speeches and articles authored by Adamson. Video and audio of some Adamson speeches can be found in SERIES X. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

(1941-2001, n.d.)
2.25 linear ft.

This series consists of clippings, publications, scholarly articles, and reports on subjects of interest to Adamson. Most pertain to American Indians, indigenous peoples, and economic development.

(1986-2004, n.d.)
3.75 linear ft.

Scope and content:

This series contains audiotapes, videotapes, compact disks, digital video disks, and other digital files. Included are Rebecca Adamson interviews, speeches, and award presentations; videotapes of FNDI meetings, seminars, and conferences; video related to economic development projects funded by FNDI; training and informational video related to Indians and banking and economic development. In addition, there are computer disks containing FNDI office files.

Note:

Original audiovisual materials are closed to research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual materials for which there is no extant use copy should contact the Sophia Smith Collection to discuss options.

(1995, n.d.)
.5 linear ft.


.5 linear ft.

(1987-92)
.25 linear ft.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Clippings,
1985-87, 1994-2001, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-5
Address book
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Awards and honors



General
1994-97

Box 1: folder 7
John W. Gardner Leadership Award, Independent Sector
2001

Box 1: folder 8
Honorary degree, Dartmouth College
2004

Box 1: folder 9
Business cards and rolodex
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Chronological file
1998-2002

Box 1: folder 11-12
Correspondence
1988, 1993-2005, n.d.

Box 1: folder 13-15
Datebooks



1982-84, 1986-95, 1997-98, 2000-02

Box 2: folder 1-12
2003-05

Box 3: folder 1
Family: Neva Adamson
1993, n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Miscellaneous
1993-2000, n.d.

Box 3: folder 3-4
New Hampshire College, Community Economic Development Program: course notes
1993

Box 3: folder 5
University of Alaska, Indigenous Economics course
2001

Box 3: folder 6
SERIES II. CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

[see also Series VI. SPEECHES AND WRITINGS]




General
1988

Box 3: folder 7
International Labour Conference
1988

Box 3: folder 8-11
National Symposium on Native American Enterprise Zone Development
26-28 1990

Box 3: folder 12
"Defining Sustainable Communities," Tides Foundation
2-4 Jun 1994

Box 3: folder 13
The Bioneers: Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth
25-27 Oct 1996

Box 3: folder 14
White House Conversation with Women Leaders on Race
6 Feb 1998

Box 3: folder 15
Socially Responsible Investing in the Rockies
2-5 Oct 1999

Box 3: folder 16
White House Conference on Philanthropy
22 Oct 1999

Box 3: folder 17
Lifebridge Foundation Grantee Gathering
Aug 2000

Box 3: folder 18
"Imagine Peace," Women's Peace Conference
25 Feb 2001

Box 3: folder 19
"Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples: Donor Best Practices Supporting Civil and Conservation," roundtable and workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark
9 Mar 2001

Box 3: folder 20
World Business Council for Sustainable Development meeting
May 2001

Box 4: folder 1
Council on Foundations Fall Conference
2001

Box 4: folder 2
"Global Ethics for a Humane World," virtual conference
10-15 Dec 2001

Box 4: folder 3
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

[See also Restricted materials in box 51]




First Nations Development Institute



General and history



General
circa 1979-circa 1994, n.d.

Box 4: folder 4
Clippings
1980-2001, n.d.

Box 4: folder 5-8
Financial Sufficiency Model
circa 1983, n.d.

Box 4: folder 9
"Organizational Chart and Narrative"
circa 1985

Box 4: folder 10
Organization and growth and development charts
1979-91, n.d.

Box 4: folder 11
Paper on FNDI by Jan Seago
1996

Box 4: folder 12
"A Study of Traditional and Informal Sector Micro-Enterprise Activity and Its Impact on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Economy," a research paper by Richard T. Sherman
1988

Box 4: folder 13
Impact evaluation by the Stevens Group,
1991


Progress report
7 Feb

Box 4: folder 14
A Plan to Measure Past and Future Impact of FNFP, Jun


Box 4: folder 15
Selected readings on economic impact


Box 4: folder 16
Management reference manual
22 Jul 1988

Box 5: folder 1
Organizational assessment by Brody & Weisner
1991

Box 5: folder 2
Board
circa 1986-92

Box 5: folder 3
Conferences and workshops



Micro-Credit workshop
Jan 1989

Box 5: folder 4
"New Directions and Lessons Learned: Reservation-Based Lending and Investment Management," co-sponsored by FNFP and National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
1988-89

Box 5: folder 5
Tribal Financial Management workshop
1990

Box 5: folder 6
Roundtable on Indigenous Economics, hosted by Aspen Institute and FNDI
Oct 1991

Box 5: folder 7
Correspondence



General
1983-2001

Box 5: folder 8-9
AIComm [email service]
1986-87

Box 5: folder 10
American Indian newspapers
1981-83, n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
American Indian Scholarships, Inc.
1986

Box 5: folder 12
Ben and Jerry's
1990

Box 5: folder 13
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
1996

Box 5: folder 14
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
2000-01

Box 5: folder 15
National Indian Gaming Association
2000-01

Box 5: folder 16
Office correspondence
1988

Box 5: folder 17
1989-2006

Box 6: folder 1-2
Eagle Staff Fund



General
1997-2001

Box 6: folder 3
Grantee: Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (CATG)
1997

Box 6: folder 4
Procedures manual
1994

Box 6: folder 5
Economic Development Service: business plan
1987

Box 6: folder 6
Field Operations



General
1987-89, n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
Midwest Field Office
1986-90

Box 6: folder 8
Northwest Field Office
1987-89, n.d.

Box 6: folder 9
South Dakota Field Office


Box 6: folder 10
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians



General
1983, 1988

Box 6: folder 11
Economic Development Committee
1987

Box 6: folder 12
Technical Assistance Project: application to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
1987, 1989

Box 6: folder 13-14
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska, Tináa Corporation
1989-94

Box 6: folder 15
Cherokee Community Loan Fund
1989-90, n.d.

Box 6: folder 16
Cherokee Nation Economic Development discussion
2001

Box 6: folder 17
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indians
1982-83, n.d.

Box 6: folder 18
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
1988-89

Box 6: folder 19
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation



General
1987-92, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1-3
"Land Acquisition Program of the Umatilla Tribes"
circa 1993

Box 7: folder 4
"The Umatilla Tribes' Land Acquisition and Consolidation Project"
n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
Fort Belknap Community Council
1987-88, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
1987

Box 7: folder 7
Klamath Tribe
1990

Box 7: folder 8
Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)



General
1985-89, n.d.

Box 7: folder 9-10
Overall Economic Development Program: packet for visit
Nov 1987

Box 7: folder 11
Port Lions Tribal Council, Kizhuyak Oil Sales Project



General
1988-89, n.d.

Box 7: folder 12-13
Community Development Block Grant-Rural Economic Development Initiative (CDBG-REDI) Application
circa 1988

Box 8: folder 1
Sea Otter Commission and marine mammal regulations
1988-89

Box 8: folder 2
Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)



Tribal Enrollment/Community Development Conference pamphlet
1988

Box 8: folder 3
Lac du Flambeau Tribe
1981

Box 8: folder 4
Mattaponi-Pamunkey-Monacan Consortium
1984

Box 8: folder 5
Meherrin Indian Group
1982

Box 8: folder 6
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe



General
1980-82, n.d.

Box 8: folder 7-9
Business Support Services
1981

Box 8: folder 10
Publication, "Investment Principles: What You Need to Know to Manage Your Tribe's Investments,"
1994

Box 8: folder 11
Navajo Nation



Adah Community Loan Association
1993-94

Box 8: folder 12
Ramah Navajo Weavers Association
1984-89, n.d.

Box 8: folder 13
Shiprock Agency Reservation Economic Impact Study (REIS)
1992-93, n.d.

Box 8: folder 14-15
Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority
1993

Box 8: folder 16
Oglala Sioux Tribe



General
1987-89, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
Brotherhood Community Health Clinic/Porcupine Clinic



General
1982-92, n.d.

Box 9: folder 2
Brotherhood Community Health Board
1989-91

Box 9: folder 3
Business and Operating Planby FNFP, Sep 1989
1989-93

Box 9: folder 4
First Nations agreements, reports, and work plans
1987-93, n.d.

Box 9: folder 5
Funding proposals



Bush Foundation
1987

Box 9: folder 6
Northwest Area Foundation
1990

Box 9: folder 7
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
n.d.

Box 9: folder 8
Little Wound Financial Self-Sufficiency Project



General nd..
1981-84,

Box 9: folder 9
Adamson report
n.d.

Box 9: folder 10
Little Wound School Traveling Art Exhibit,
1983, n.d.


General


Box 9: folder 11
Student art


Box 9: folder 12
Notebook


Box 9: folder 13
Makoce Institute
1985-86, n.d.

Box 9: folder 14
Maternal/Child Health Consortium Program: proposal
1991

Box 9: folder 15
Nebraska Sioux Lean Beef, Inc.
1986, n.d.

Box 10: folder 1
Oglala Lakota College



General
1981-83, n.d.

Box 10: folder 2
FNFP
1983-84

Box 10: folder 3
Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority Financial Self-Sufficiency Administration for Native Americans (ANA) proposal
1985

Box 10: folder 4
Pine Ridge Reservation



General
1983-1986, n.d.

Box 10: folder 5
Research by Richard Sherman, National Rural Fellow
1986-87

Box 10: folder 6
Tiospaye Project
1987, n.d.

Box 10: folder 7
Rosebud Sioux Tribe



General
1982-90, n.d.

Box 10: folder 8-11
Expenditure survey
1989-90, n.d.

Box 10: folder 12
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

[see also Publications]




General
1983-90, n.d.

Box 11: folder 1-4
Administration for Native Americans (ANA) grant
1984

Box 11: folder 5
"An Economic Development Plant for the Saginaw Chippewa Community, Mount Pleasant, Michigan," James M. Murray and Charles F. Wheelock
n.d.

Box 11: folder 6
Hearing re Senate 1106
10 Jul 1985

Box 11: folder 7
Samish Indian Tribe of Washington
1983-88, n.d.

Box 11: folder 8
Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band
1990

Box 11: folder 9
Shinnecock Reservation
1982-92

Box 11: folder 10
Spokane Tribe of Indians
1982-82, 1986-87

Box 11: folder 11-12
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
n.d.

Box 11: folder 13
Texas Band of Kickapoo
1987-88

Box 11: folder 14
Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
1989-92

Box 11: folder 15


Box 11
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET)
1983-86

Box 12: folder 1
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
1982-87

Box 12: folder 2
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
1982-90, n.d.

Box 12: folder 3-4
Yankton Sioux Tribe
1987

Box 12: folder 5



General
1984-93

Box 12: folder 6
Audit report
1990

Box 12: folder 7
Fundraising



General
1995-2001, n.d.

Box 12: folder 8
Europe trips Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers, Rasmuson Foundation, Aug 1999
1997, 1999 9-10

Box 12
Funders' Tour of Arizona and New Mexico
Oct 1998

Box 12: folder 12
Fundraising letters
n.d.

Box 12: folder 13
Fundraising plan
1989

Box 12: folder 14
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
2000

Box 12: folder 15
F.B. Heron Foundation
2000

Box 12: folder 16
Ford Foundation

[see also Lakota Fund]

1999-2001

Box 13: folder 1
Northwest Area Foundation
1989

Box 13: folder 2
Open Society Institute
2000

Box 13: folder 3
West coast trip
1998

Box 13: folder 4
Proposals



MacArthur Foundation: "FNFP Institutional Strategy,"
1987

Box 13: folder 5
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: "Indians Developing Economic Action Strategies (IDEAS)"
circa 1989-90

Box 13: folder 6
First Nations Funders' Collaborative
circa 1992

Box 13: folder 7
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, "Building a Foundation for First Nations Development"
circa 1998

Box 13: folder 8
First Nations Arts
1993-95, n.d.

Box 13: folder 9
Forms (blank)
n.d.

Box 13: folder 10
Grant approval process
1993, n.d.

Box 13: folder 11
Human Economics in Action Program (HEAP)



General
1989-90, n.d.

Box 13: folder 12
Hannahville Indian Community
1985, n.d.

Box 13: folder 13
Michigan



General
1985-86, n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
Keweenah Bay Indian Community
1984, n.d.

Box 13: folder 15
Western Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission Overall Economic Development Program
1984

Box 13: folder 16
Lakota Fund

[see also Reports by Gerald Sherman, Elsie Meeks]




General



1985-88

Box 13: folder 17
1989-93, n.d.

Box 14: folder 1
Project proposal drafts
1986-87, n.d.

Box 14: folder 2-4
Articles of incorporation and by-laws
1985-87, n.d.

Box 14: folder 5
Board and committees



General
1985-87, n.d.

Box 14: folder 6
Interviews
1986

Box 14: folder 7-8
Board of Directors



General
1986-92, n.d.

Box 14: folder 9
Training Program
1986, n.d.

Box 14: folder 10
Business Plan
1991-92

Box 14: folder 11
Circle Banking Project



General
n.d.

Box 14: folder 12
Staff visit to Grameen Bank
1988-89

Box 14: folder 13-14
Article for Business Alert, "Microenterprise Lending: The Lakota Fund/Grameen Bank Experience," by Gerald Sherman
1989

Box 15: folder 1
"Micro-Enterprise Lending Manual,"
1989

Box 15: folder 2
Newsletter
1991-93

Box 15: folder 3
Orientation Training packet
n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
Proposal to Mott Foundation
1991

Box 15: folder 5
Reference file: Grameen Bank
1983-90, n.d.

Box 15: folder 6-7
Community Education Project
1985

Box 15: folder 8
Correspondence
1985-93, n.d.

Box 15: folder 9-12
Consultants' reports



Haydn Anthony
1992

Box 15: folder 13
Susan Reynolds
1992

Box 15: folder 14
Financial



General
1987-92, n.d.

Box 15: folder 15
Accounting
circa 1987

Box 15: folder 16
Financial statements
1988-92

Box 15: folder 17
Offering memorandum
1987

Box 16: folder 1
Pro forma financial statements
1986-89, n.d.

Box 16: folder 2
Bush Foundation
1987, 1990

Box 16: folder 3
Campaign for Human Development
1992

Box 16: folder 4
Ford Foundation



General
1985-93, n.d.

Box 16: folder 5-13
Loan



Agreement
1987

Box 17: folder 1
Closing binder
22 Dec 1987

Box 17: folder 2
Fund Management letter
25 Nov 1987

Box 17: folder 3
Ms. Foundation for Women
1991-92

Box 17: folder 4
Needmor Fund
1988

Box 17: folder 5
Northwest Area Foundation
1988-92

Box 17: folder 6
Northwest Bank
1989

Box 17: folder 7
Promissory notes and loan agreements [loans to Lakota Fund]
1987-93, n.d.

Box 17: folder 8-9
Loans by Lakota Fund



General
1986, n.d.

Box 17: folder 10
Business proposals
1986

Box 17: folder 11
Loan summaries and status reports
1987-90

Box 17: folder 12
Market Analysis
1986

Box 17: folder 13
Peer Review Report, National Association of Community Development Loan Funds
Jan 1992

Box 17: folder 14
Staff



General
1989, 1991, n.d.

Box 17: folder 15
Fund Manager Search
1986

Box 17: folder 16
Technical Assistance
n.d.

Box 17: folder 17
Legal



General
1986-89

Box 17: folder 18
Rosenfelt, Barlow & Borg



Dec 1988- Apr 1989

Box 17: folder 19
May-Dec 1989, n.d.

Box 18: folder 1-2
Marketing Program
1987-91, n.d.

Box 18: folder 3
Native American Health Concept Paper
Apr 1996

Box 18: folder 4
Office: special use permit
1988

Box 18: folder 5
Oweesta Program

[see also Lakota Fund]




General
1986-89

Box 18: folder 6-10
Conferences



"Managing Tribal Assets," 4th Annual Oweesta Conference
21-24 Mar 1993

Box 18: folder 11
"Building From Within: Development Towards Independence"
22-25 May 1995

Box 18: folder 12
1997

Box 18: folder 13
Pre-Conference Session, "Indigenous Economics" slides from presentation by Rebecca Adamson
1998

Box 19: folder 1
Policy and Advocacy Program



General
1991

Box 19: folder 2
Issue Paper: Credit and Financing
n.d.

Box 19: folder 3
Issue Paper for Indian Land Consolidation Legislation
1995, n.d.

Box 19: folder 4
Policy analysis



"Doing Business: An Evaluation of Policy Alternatives to Encourage Private Enterprise on Indian Reservations" by Eric M. Rice
Jul 1989

Box 19: folder 5
"Satisfying the Political Subdivision and Integral Part Tests," Legal analysis of IRS Code Section 7871 by Gardner, Carton & Douglas
1999

Box 19: folder 6
"Tribal Responses to Federal Land Consolidation Policy" by Margo S. Miller
Apr 1988

Box 19: folder 7
Publications



General
1991, 1994, n.d.

Box 19: folder 8
Artwork and design
n.d.

Box 19: folder 9
"Arts and Crafts Business Directory": proof
n.d.

Box 19: folder 10-16
"Building Our Knowledge: Indigenous Economics" curriculum
1995

Box 19: folder 17
"Business Alert" (miscellaneous issues)
1986, 1993-95

Box 19: folder 18
"Controlling Consulting: A Manual for Native American Governments and Organizations," by Idrian N. Resnick
Mar 1990

Box 20: folder 1
"First Nations Arts" catalog, n.d


Box 20: folder 2
"Investing for the Future: How the Saginaw Chippewa Put Their Capital to Work"



May 1989

Box 20: folder 3
Sep 1993

Box 20: folder 4
"Reservation-Based Loan Funds Manual" by Larry Swift



Draft
1988

Box 20: folder 5
1989

Box 20: folder 6
"Tribal Marketing Casebook" by Ann Posner
1989

Box 20: folder 7
"Tribal Marketing Management" by Rebecca Adamson and Rosalie Good Bear, Illustrations by Janet Sillaway: paste up



Version 1


Box 20: folder 8-9
Version 2


Box 21: folder 1-3
Reports



Annual
1985, 2004

Box 21: folder 4
Biennial
1986-87, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-01

Box 21: folder 5-7
Twenty Year Report
2000

Box 21: folder 8
Highlights/Activities reports
1987-89, 1991-93

Box 21: folder 9-12
"Information on Business codes, law and transactions on Indian Reservations," Theresa Carmody
Apr 1986

Box 21: folder 13
"Summary, Issues, and Comments on the Price-Waterhouse In-Depth Review of Indian Trust Funds for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior," by Carol Aman, Oman Financial Services
Jun 1986

Box 21: folder 14
"Evaluation of Reservation-Based Loan Programs," David H. Festa and James R. St. George, Harvard Project on Indian Economic Development
May 1988

Box 21: folder 15
"Trust: A Matter of Control-A Report on Tribal Trust Fund Management and Opportunities for Increased Tribal Control"
Oct 1988

Box 22: folder 1
"Options for Developing a Business and Investment Fund on the Flathead Indian Reservation" prepared for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nations by FNDI
Sep 1991

Box 22: folder 2
"Overview of National Indian Organizations"
circa 1990

Box 22: folder 3
"Research on Developing a Land Acquisition Finance Mechanism" by Theresa Carmody
Feb 1992

Box 22: folder 4
"Native Communities: Persistent Obstacles to an Open Society"
2000, n.d.

Box 22: folder 5
Miscellaneous
2000, n.d.

Box 22: folder 6
Staff



Monthly
Jul 1981-83, 1986, 2005

Box 22: folder 7-10
Quarterly
1981-84

Box 22: folder 11-13
Sandra Abrams
1992-93

Box 22: folder 14-15
Rebecca Adamson: monthly reports
1993

Box 22: folder 16
Sherry Salway Black
1988-92

Box 22: folder 17-21
Theresa Carmody, Policy/Advocacy Office
1985-94

Box 23: folder 1-11
Karen Charleston, Management Intern
1988

Box 23: folder 12
Elouise C. Cobel
1990-92

Box 24: folder 1-3
Andrea Cooper, Office Manager
1990-92

Box 24: folder 4-5
Andrea Coron
1992-94

Box 24: folder 6-9
Kristin Coron, Marketing
1992-94

Box 24: folder 10-12
Gini Egan[-McKenna], Research Consultant
1990-91

Box 24: folder 13
Dennis R. Fox, Jr., Marketing
1993-94

Box 24: folder 14-15
Pamela Frye
1988

Box 24: folder 16
Jo Lynn Gentry, Policy Specialist
1989-90

Box 24: folder 17
Marcella Burgess Giles, Research and Data Bank
1990

Box 24: folder 18
Steven Haberfeld, Consultant
1989-91

Box 24: folder 19
Laura Henze, Oweesta Consultant



1988

Box 24: folder 20
1989-90

Box 25: folder 1-3
Debra Hill
1989-91

Box 25: folder 4-5
Diane Hogsed, Finance
1989-90

Box 25: folder 6
Chuck Jacobs
1985-87

Box 25: folder 7-8
Mark R. Jacobson, Development Office
1987-90

Box 25: folder 9-11
Samantha Kaplan
1992-93

Box 25: folder 12-13
Bruce King
1990-91

Box 25: folder 14
Pamela Kinney
1991, 1994

Box 25: folder 15
Angela Lawson
1989

Box 25: folder 16
Deb Levy
1989

Box 25: folder 17
Annie Mayo
1994

Box 25: folder 18
Bruce McKay
1993

Box 25: folder 19
Elsie Meeks, Technical Assistance Specialist, Lakota Fund

[see also Gerald Sherman]

1986-92

Box 25: folder 20
Phyliss Minn
1992-93

Box 25: folder 21-22
Patrick Murphy, Midwest Field Office
1988

Box 26: folder 1
Robert Cloud North, Marketing
1992

Box 26: folder 2
Bonnie Paquin
1994

Box 26: folder 3
Tonya Parker, Policy and Advocacy
1990-91,

Box 26: folder 4
Janet Place, Consultant
1993

Box 26: folder 5
Ann Posner

[see also Pourier]

1988-89

Box 26: folder 6
Lori Lea Pourier, Marketing
1985-91

Box 26: folder 7-12
Jerry Reynolds
1993-94

Box 26: folder 13
Susan Reynolds, Consultant to Lakota Fund
1992

Box 26: folder 14
Mike Roberts
1992-93

Box 26: folder 15-16
Randy Ross, Minority Arts Administration Fellowship Intern
1989-90

Box 26: folder 17
Gerald Sherman, Lakota Fund

[see also Elsie Meeks]

1987-89

Box 27: folder 1-3
Richard Sherman, Regional Planner
1989

Box 27: folder 4
Andrea Smith, Midwest Field Specialist
1988-91

Box 27: folder 5-7
Cris Stainbrook, Northwest Area Office
1988-89

Box 27: folder 8-10
Larry D. Swift, Finance Policy Specialist
1985-90

Box 27: folder 11-13
Laurie Thompson
1992-94

Box 28: folder 1-5
Research and Data Bank
n.d.

Box 28: folder 6
Staff


Box 28
Evaluation Committee
1994

Box 28: folder 7-8
Meetings
1986-90

Box 28: folder 9-13
Sherry Salway Black



General
1991, 1995, n.d.

Box 28: folder 14
Speeches, presentations, and writings



"The Movement Towards Economic Independence in Indian Country: How Do We Meet the Challenge of Preparing Indian People to Join Movement and Lead the Way?"
1986

Box 28: folder 15
"Culturally Appropriate Curricula"
1996

Box 28: folder 16
"Envisioning a Healthy Economy in Indian Country"
1996

Box 29: folder 1
"Redefining Success in Community Development: A New Approach for Determining and Measuring the Impact of Development"
1994

Box 29: folder 2
Theresa Carmody: "Tribes Building Permanent Homelands," Tribal College Journal
1996

Box 29: folder 3
Debra Levy: "Perspectives in International Development"
1993

Box 29: folder 4
Marian Quinlan: "Part II: Funding the Future," NTEC Tribal Vision
1997

Box 29: folder 5
Survey: Nonprofits in Indian Country
1996

Box 29: folder 6
Tribal Commerce and Enterprise Program (TCEP)/Tribal Commerce and Enterprise Management Program (TCEMP)


Box 29
General
1982-92, n.d.

Box 29: folder 7-9
Information requests
1985-86, 1992-93

Box 29: folder 10-11
Notes and timelines
1985-86

Box 29: folder 12
Proposal to Carnegie Foundation
circa 1983

Box 29: folder 13
TCEP Program proposal
n.d.

Box 29: folder 14
Addendum to TCEP proposal
circa 1984

Box 29: folder 15
Screening and Selection Committee
1986

Box 29: folder 16
Yale School of Management



General
1983-86, n.d.

Box 29: folder 17
Proposals
circa 1983-84

Box 29: folder 18-19
Letter of Agreement
1984

Box 29: folder 20
Wilma Mankiller Trust Fund
1990

Box 29: folder 21-22
First Peoples Worldwide


Box 29
General
1997-2007

Box 30: folder 1-9
Advisory Committee meeting, Kautokeino, Norway
13-16 Apr 2001

Box 30: folder 10
Australia trip
1998

Box 30: folder 11
Biotech Roundtable, New York University
17-18 May 2001

Box 30: folder 12
First People of the Kalahari and Kwe People, Botswana
1996-97

Box 31: folder 1
Fundraising dinner
14 Nov 2000

Box 31: folder 2
Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist
2001

Box 31: folder 3
SERIES IV. ORGANIZATION FILES



Miscellaneous
1991-94, n.d.

Box 31: folder 4
Akwe:kon Journal, Editorial Board
1994-96, 2001

Box 31: folder 5
American Indian Trade and Development Council
circa 1988

Box 31: folder 6
Arizona Community Foundation
1994-98, n.d.

Box 31: folder 7
The Body Shop, International Human Rights Award Jury
1999

Box 31: folder 8
Calvert Group, Board of Trustees
1990-2001, n.d.

Box 31: folder 9-11
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
1994-95

Box 31: folder 12
Corporation for Enterprise Development
1993-2001

Box 31: folder 13-14
Council on Foundations


Box 31
General
1999-2000

Box 32: folder 1
Handbook
1997

Box 32: folder 2
Strategic Planning Resource Materials
1998

Box 32: folder 3
Earth DayNetwork, Board of Directors
2000

Box 32
General
1999-2002, n.d.

Box 32: folder 4
Board packet
Sep 1999

Box 32: folder 5
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
circa 1988

Box 32: folder 6
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University
1999-2002

Box 32: folder 7
Independent Sector


Box 32
General
1994-2000, n.d.

Box 32: folder 8-9
Annual meeting
Oct 1995

Box 32: folder 10
Annual meeting and Conference
2001

Box 33: folder 1
Board of Directors meetings
Apr 1996, Apr 1998

Box 33: folder 2-3
Evaluation Committee



General
1994

Box 33: folder 4
National Forum on the Vision of Evaluation
1994

Box 33: folder 5
Leadership Committee: meeting packet
Nov 1996

Box 33: folder 6
Transition/Search Committee
1994

Box 33: folder 7
Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.
1993-95

Box 33: folder 8
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
2001

Box 33: folder 9
Little Wound School, Kyle, South Dakota
n.d.

Box 34: folder 1
Ms. Foundation for Women
1988, 1991-99

Box 34: folder 2-4
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development



General
1989, 1993-94

Box 34: folder 5
Board/Council meeting packet
Sep 1993

Box 34: folder 6
"How to Start a Reservation Enterprise"
Nov 1989

Box 34: folder 7
National Center for Family Philanthropy
2001

Box 34: folder 8
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
1993-97, n.d.

Box 34: folder 9-10
National Rural Tourism Foundation
1995

Box 34: folder 11-12
Native American Fundraising Project
1994-95

Box 35: folder 1
"Native Americans in the 21st Century" television series
2000

Box 35: folder 2
The Natural Step



General
1996-98, n.d.

Box 35: folder 3
Proposals
1995

Box 35: folder 4
Board of Directors meeting packet
1 Nov 1996

Box 35: folder 5-7
Network of East-West Women
1991-92

Box 35: folder 8-9
The Philanthropic Initiative, Advisory Board
1995-98

Box 35: folder 10
Positive Futures Network
1999

Box 35: folder 11
President's Council on Sustainable Development, Economic Development and Jobs Working Group: Task Force on Sustainable Communities


Box 35
Jul 1994

Box 35: folder 12-13
Aug 1994-95, n.d.

Box 36: folder 1-2
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



General
1992-95

Box 36: folder 3
Healthy Nations Program Advisory Committee



Cheyenne River Sioux
1995

Box 36: folder 4
Eastern Band of Cherokee proposal
1995

Box 36: folder 5
Warm Springs Healthy Nations Project
1995

Box 36: folder 6
Substance Abuse Policy Research Program
1995

Box 36: folder 7
St. Francis Indian School, St. Francis, South Dakota
1980

Box 36: folder 8
Sea Change, Board of Advisors
2000-01

Box 36: folder 9
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development



General



1977, 1984-Mar 1986

Box 36: folder 10-12
Apr 1986-90, n.d.

Box 37: folder 1-8
Annual reports
1982-87

Box 37: folder 9
Conference, "Investing in Our People and Land: Community and Land-Based Economic Development"
Sep 1986

Box 37: folder 10
Social Venture Network
1997-2000

Box 37: folder 11
State of the World Forum
1995, 1997, 2000-01

Box 38: folder 1-2
"To Our Credit," television program
1994-95

Box 38: folder 3
Tom's of Maine, Board of Directors
2000

Box 38: folder 4
United Nations
1990-93, 2000

Box 38: folder 5
United States Government



Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Intra-Departmental Council on Indian Affairs
1986

Box 38: folder 6
Department of Health and Human Services: "Models That Work" competition
1996

Box 38: folder 7
Department of Labor: Glass Ceiling Commission: focus panel discussion
1995

Box 38: folder 8
Washington Entrepreneurs Group
1987

Box 38: folder 9
WETV Foundation
1998-2000, n.d.

Box 38: folder 10-11
Women's Agenda for theAdvisory Board, 1992
1990s,

Box 38: folder 12
Working Group on Welfare Reform, Focus Group
1994

Box 38: folder 13
SERIES V. PHOTOGRAPHS



Rebecca Adamson



Alone
n.d.

Box 39: folder 1
With family
n.d.

Box 39: folder 2
Groups
n.d.

Box 39: folder 3
First Nations Development Institute



First Nations Arts



Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 39: folder 4
Buyers' Market of American Craft, Philadelphia
1991-92

Box 39: folder 5-6
Photographs of arts for publications,
n.d.


Prints


Box 39: folder 7
Transparencies


Box 39: folder 8-9
Retail catalog transparencies, Steven Gambaro
1993

Box 39: folder 10
Wholesale catalog transparencies
n.d.

Box 39: folder 11
Marketing workshop?, Spokane?
n.d.

Box 39: folder 12
Northwest Coast (marketing?) Workshop,
n.d.


Black and white


Box 39: folder 13
Color


Box 39: folder 14
Little Wound School and surrounding area
n.d.

Box 39: folder 15
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 39: folder 16
Real estate, South Dakota
1994

Box 39: folder 17
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
n.d.

Box 39: folder 18
Travel
n.d.

Box 39: folder 19
SERIES VI. SPEECHES AND WRITINGS



Speeches, panels, and roundtables



General
1989-2000

Box 40: folder 1
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Corporate Advisory Committee
3 Aug 1982

Box 40: folder 2
Yale [School of Management?] Tenth Anniversary celebration
14 Nov 1987

Box 40: folder 3
"Anatomy of Reservation Economics," Northwest Area Foundation
circa 1989

Box 40: folder 4
"The Lakota Fund: A Microenterprise Development Effort," TOES Conference
circa 1989

Box 40: folder 5
"Washington Comes to Indian Country" Conference, Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Mar 1989

Box 40: folder 6
Ms. Foundation for Women
Jun 1990

Box 40: folder 7
National Association for Science, Technology, and Society
Jan 1994

Box 40: folder 8
Bioneers conference
Oct 1996

Box 40: folder 9
Banking in Indian Country Conference, U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury
24 Jul 1997

Box 40: folder 10
"The Growth of Microenterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility," plenary, State of the World Forum
6 Nov 1997

Box 40: folder 11
"Indigenous Economics," Conservation Development Forum, Istanbul
14-18 Nov 1997

Box 40: folder 12
Workshop for Foundation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families and Young People
19 Mar 1998

Box 40: folder 13
"Inclusive Grantmaking: Building Cultural Competencies for the Next Millennium," Pacific Northwest Grantmakers Forum Conference
17 Sep 1998

Box 40: folder 14
"Ancient Futures," Western Connecticut State University President's Lecture
12 Oct 1998

Box 40: folder 15
"Explaining a Native Worldview," workshop at Institute of Noetic Sciences 1999 Annual Conference
Jul 1999

Box 40: folder 16
Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
16 Sep 1999

Box 40: folder 17
Third Civicus World Assembly, Manila, Philippines
21-24 Sep 1999

Box 40: folder 18
Oweesta Conference
1999

Box 40: folder 19
University for a Night, Synergos
9 May 2000

Box 40: folder 20
Business Women's Network 7th Summit
16 Oct 2000

Box 40: folder 21
"First Nations and the Future of the Earth," Bioneers Conference
21 Oct 2000

Box 40: folder 22
United Kingdom Social Investment Forum
31 Oct 2000

Box 40: folder 23
"State of Native America," keynote at Inter-Tribal Native Radio Summit, Portland, Oregon
3 Jun 2001

Box 41: folder 1
"Learning for the Future," Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference
7 Nov 2001

Box 41: folder 2
Writings



General
1994-96, n.d.

Box 41: folder 3
Chapter for Independent Sector book, "Evaluation with Power": correspondence
1995

Box 41: folder 4
"Change and Tradition: Native American Philanthrophy Enters a New Era"
1998

Box 41: folder 5
"First Nations and the Future of the Earth," Earth Light: The Magazine of Spiritual Ecology
winter 2000-01

Box 41: folder 6
"Investing in Indigenous Knowledge," Akwe:kon Journal
summer 1992

Box 41: folder 7
"An Overview of Reservation Economic Development"
circa 1989

Box 41: folder 8
"Starting at the Center and Working Outward," Winds of Change
spring 1989

Box 41: folder 9
"Whole Earth Economy," Ms.
Sep/Oct 1997

Box 41: folder 10
SERIES VII. SUBJECT FILES



501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporations
. 1992

Box 41: folder 11
Indians, general



Clippings and miscellaneous
1983-98, n.d.

Box 41: folder 12-13
"Celebrating Native American Women" by Diana SteerHoldsworth, draft
1995

Box 41: folder 14
"The Demographics of American Indians: One Percent of the People, Fifty Percent of the Diversity," by Harold L. Hodgkinson, Center for Demographic Policy, Instute for Educational Leadership
1990

Box 41: folder 15
"'May I Help?' The Applied Anthropologist and Indian Self- Determination," paper by Gini Egan-McKenna
1989

Box 41: folder 16
"Multicriterion Decision-making in a Tribal Context" by Ronald L. Trosper, draft
1987

Box 41: folder 17
"The Persistence of Natives," from The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of The American West, by Patrician Nelson Limerick
n.d.

Box 41: folder 18
"The Predicament of the Native American Leader: A Second Look," by Robert L. Bee, Human Organization, Vol. 49, No.
1, 1990

Box 41: folder 19
Abenaki Nation
1991

Box 42: folder 1
Agriculture
1986-97

Box 42: folder 2
Aroostook Micmac Council
n.d.

Box 42: folder 3
Banks and banking
1991-98

Box 42: folder 4
Buffalo
1995-97

Box 42: folder 5
Business plans
n.d.

Box 42: folder 6
Community-based economic development
1986-97, n.d.

Box 42: folder 7
Community loan funds and alternative financing



General
1985-98

Box 42: folder 8
Center for Community Self Help
n.d.

Box 42: folder 9
Industrial Cooperative Association Revolving Loan Fund
1985, n.d.

Box 42: folder 10
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
1984

Box 42: folder 11
Community Reinvestment Act
1993, n.d.

Box 42: folder 12
Ecological regions of the U.S.
1999, n.d.

Box 42: folder 13
Economic development



General
1984-2000

Box 42: folder 14-16
"Economic Development Becomes a Top Priority for Congress in" Hopi Epicentre for International Outreach
1987-88,

Box 42: folder 17
"Financial Assistance for Indian Economic Development Projects," Bureau of Indian Affairs
n.d.

Box 42: folder 18
Impact Evaluation System developed by ACCION International
1986

Box 42: folder 19
"Report of the Task Force on Indian Economic Development"
1986

Box 42: folder 20
"Survey of Indian Economic Development Issues"
1983

Box 43: folder 1
Education



General
1989-91, n.d.

Box 43: folder 2
"Creating a School That Works for Duluth Indian School," report by Education Alternatives Inc.
1990

Box 43: folder 3
Indian Fellowship Program, US Department of Education
1985

Box 43: folder 4
"Issues in Mathematics Education for Native Americans and Directions for Research," Claudette Bradley, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
1984

Box 43: folder 5
"Liberation of Indian Nations: A Radical Proposal for Change Through Education," paper for graduate school seminar by Elbin Badwound
1987

Box 43: folder 6
Environment



General
1991-2001

Box 43: folder 7
Environmental Equity Initiative, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency
1992

Box 43: folder 8
Environmental macroeconomics
1991

Box 43: folder 9
Forestry
1950, 1976, 1992, 1997

Box 43: folder 10
Fund-raising
1993-95

Box 43: folder 11
Gaming
2001

Box 43: folder 12
Horse-breeding programs
1995-98

Box 43: folder 13
Indigenous rights
1989

Box 43: folder 14
Laduke, Winona
1995-96

Box 43: folder 15
Land



General
1989-97

Box 43: folder 16
"Annual Report of Indian Lands," Bureau of Indian Affairs
1985

Box 43: folder 17
"Heirship: The Indian Amoeba" by Michael L. Lawson
1982

Box 43: folder 18
"Indian People in Indian Lands Profiles of American Indian and Alaska Native Populations in Various Settings" by Margaret C. Plantz and Frederick S. Stinson, 1986
1980:

Box 43: folder 19
Ownership of BIA-managed land
n.d.

Box 43: folder 20
"The Politics of Allotment on the Flathead Indian Reservation" by Burton M. Smith
1995

Box 43: folder 21
"Response to the GAO Report 'Indian Land Ownership Fractionation'" developed by the Indian Land Working Group
1992

Box 43: folder 22
"Standards for the Preparation of Title Evidence…," U.S. Department of Justice
1970

Box 43: folder 23
Libraries: report of the White House Pre-Conference on Indian Library and Information Services report
1978

Box 44: folder 1
Lumbee Tribe
1941, 1978, 1989-92

Box 44: folder 2
Marketing
n.d.

Box 44: folder 3
Micro enterprise



General
1983-97

Box 44: folder 4
"The Local Economy and Micro-Enterprise Sector of a Native Community: A Case Study of Wikwemikong (Unceded) Indian Reserve #26," research paper by Gord Cunningham
1990

Box 44: folder 5
Native Self-Employment Loan Program/First People's Fund, Canada
1992, n.d.

Box 44: folder 6
"A Study of Traditional and Informal Sector Micro-Enterprise Activity and Its Impact on the Pine Ridge Reservation Economy," research paper by Richard Sherman
1988

Box 44: folder 7
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
n.d.

Box 44: folder 8
Native Action
1991-97

Box 44: folder 9
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
1990-96

Box 44: folder 10
Peltier, Leonard
1992

Box 44: folder 11
Philanthropy



General
1990-2001

Box 44: folder 12
Native Americans in Philanthropy surveys



"Down But Not Out: The Nonprofit Sector in Native America and the New Federalism"
1999

Box 44: folder 13
Grant-giving by American Indian Foundations and Organizations
n.d.

Box 44: folder 14
"Options for Giving and the Native American Tradition," discussion paper by James A. Joseph
1996

Box 44: folder 15
Poverty
1985-87, n.d.

Box 44: folder 16
Program-related investments (PRI)
1993

Box 44: folder 17
Rural programs and projects
1979, 1986

Box 44: folder 18
Self-employment
1987-91, n.d.

Box 44: folder 19
Social investment
1987

Box 45: folder 1
South and Meso American Indians
1990-93, n.d.

Box 45: folder 2
Substance abuse
1988, n.d.

Box 45: folder 3
Sustainability
1992

Box 45: folder 4
Tourism
1988-98, n.d.

Box 45: folder 5
U.S. Government



General
1980-94, n.d.

Box 45: folder 6
"Analysis of American Indian Affairs: Background, Nature, History, Current Issues, Future Trends," Congressional Research Service
1985

Box 45: folder 7
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior
1981-93, n.d.

Box 45: folder 8-9
General Accounting Office



Evaluation of the Department of the Interior's High-Level Implementation Plan for improving management of Indian Trust Funds
1999

Box 45: folder 10
Indian Programs: report to the Subcommittee on Interior and related agencies, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
1999

Box 45: folder 11
House Committee on Government Operations report, "Misplaced Trust: The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Mismanagement of the Indian Trust Fund"
1992

Box 45: folder 12
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
1982-86

Box 45: folder 13
Office of the Special Trustee (OST) for American Indians



Summary Presentation of the Strategic Plan
1987

Box 45: folder 14
Individual Indian Monies Accounts, Approach and Capabilities Overview by Price Waterhouse
1996

Box 45: folder 15
Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, survey of tribal economic development
1988

Box 45: folder 16
Virginia
1990-97

Box 45: folder 17
Water rights
1992-96

Box 45: folder 18
SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS AND COMPUTER MEDIA



Videotapes-VHS



Becky's interview with Milt Lee [1 tape, 4 copies]


Box 46
Dartmouth Commencement honorary degree to Rebecca Adamson [1 tape]
2004

Box 46
"First Nations Conf" camera original [7 tapes]
11/6/93-11/7/93

Box 46
First Nations Sustainable Forestry Fund, Hilo Hawaii, seminar [3 tapes]
22 Feb 2002

Box 46
FNDI Staff presentation re visits to Kellogg and Mott Foundations [1 tape]
Jul 2001

Box 46
Indigenous Economics Oweesta Pre-Conference Session [3 tapes, 2 copies of each]
1998

Box 46
Indigenous Economics unedited version of the Oweesta Pre-Conference Session [4 tapes]
15 May 1998,

Box 46
Indigenous Economics Curriculum [1 tape]


Box 46
Infoportrait: Rebecca Adamson, National Film Archive of Philanthropy, interview with R.A., Washington, DC [1 tape, 3 copies]
11 Jan 1996

Box 46
Rebecca Adamson receiving John W. Gardner Award, Ceremony at Independent Sector Conference [1 tape]
2001

Box 46
Lending in Indian Country, Federal Reserve Bank of Indianapolis [5 tapes]
n.d.

Box 47
"A Piece of Cloth: The Lakota Fund" [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
Renewing the Promise "final" [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
Social Venture Network Saturday sessions, including RLA plenary [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
Socially Responsible Investing in the Rockies, RLA speech, 1999 Channel 13 news story about Sahnish Farms Cooperative [1 tape]
Jul 1996

Box 47
Speech by Jack Weatherford "Native American Gifts to the World" [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"FNDI Master" unidentified man talking [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"Banking Native Americans," Bank of American special training video [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
GWB Lecture, Rebecca Adamson [1 tape]
27 Feb 1997

Box 47
"We Are All Indigenous People" [1 tape] may be FNDI production
n.d.

Box 47
"What Do We Tell Our Children?" [1 tape] may be FNDI production
n.d.

Box 47
The Native Self-Employment Loan Fund, Calmeadow [1 tape]


Box 47
"The New Capitalists: Economics in Indian Country" [1 tape]


Box 47
"Focus on Women" with Florence Rapoport, guest: Rebecca Adamson [1 tape]
30 Aug 1996

Box 47
Lakota Fund [2 tapes]
4/10/86

Box 47
Lakota Fund [1 tape]
3/19/86

Box 47
Lakota Fund [6 tapes]
1/28-1/30/86

Box 47
Lakota Fund [2 tapes]
2/18/86

Box 47
"Belsu National Park, First Nations in Meehdurechensk, Dave's Excursion to Belsu, NTSC" partly in Russian? [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"Spirit: The Seventh Fire," promotional video for a stage show of American Indian music and dance [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"Reuben Snake Video, Complements of Gary Rhine, KIFARU Productions," miscellaneous footage of Reuben Snake, Nebraska Winnebago, some is[1 tape]
1993

Box 47
"Eagle Staff Grant, Regenerating our Past-Traditional Practices and Community Gardens, Chemehueyi Indian Tribe" [1 tape]
Feb 2001

Box 47
"Developing a Native American Entrepreneurship Curriculum: Thoughts From Montana," aimed at Tribal College, Rebecca Adamson included [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"Creating the Future: Community-Based Economic Development" Produced by Juniroa Productions, Inc. for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
"Chief Wilma P. Mankiller: Woman of Power" directed by Mary Scott, Roeper Scott Video Productions
1992

Box 47
Videotapes-Beta: "We Are All Indigenous People" [1 tape]
n.d.

Box 47
Videotapes--U-Matic: Renewing the Promise
n.d.

Box 47
Computer disks



¼" disks, First Nations Development Institute files
73, 5

Box 48
½" disks
30, 3

Box 48
Compact disks



Scans of photographs of Neva and Rebecca Adamson [1 cd]


Box 48
Scans of 4 photos by Eric Haase (possibly for First Nations Arts?) [1 cd]


Box 48
Digital video disks



"American Indian Millennium: Renewing Our Ways of Life for FutureGenerations," curriculum produced by LifeWay: A Resource for the Continuation of Native LifeWays, participants include Katsi Cook, Jose Barreiro, Tonya Gonnella Frischner, Sherry Salway Black, etc. [2 DVDs with accompanying print material
1998

Box 48
Audiocassettes



Rebecca Adamson interviewed by Dierdre Blake on Fredericksburg, VA, radio program "Focus" [1 cassette, 2 copies]
3 Mar 2002

Box 48
Collaborative Leadership in Action Round Table Audio Series, session at Le Chateau Montebello, Montebello, Quebec, Rebecca Adamson a participant [13 cassettes]
26-30 Oct 1997

Box 48
SERIES IX. ARTIFACTS AND MEMORABILIA



365 Days of Women calendar, 1995 [Rebecca Adamson is ]
May 26

Box 49
Wrapper for Morongo Sovereignty [chocolate] Bar, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Banning, California


Box 49
"Native American Rulers" ruler by Rich Frog Industries, Burlington, Vermont
n.d.

Box 49
Sweet grass braids


Box 49
Leather and beadwork


Box 49
Stick with fur, beadwork, and leather


Box 49
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Clippings re Rebecca Adamson (photocopies of these are in box 1)


Box 50: folder 1
III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES



First Nations Development Institute



Field Operations



Oglala Sioux Tribe:



Brotherhood Community Health Clinic/Porcupine Clinic, flow chart
circa 1986

Box 50: folder 2
Artwork by John Iron Moccasin, Little Wound School, 7th grade
circa 1983

Box 50: folder 3
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan: oversize materials from "An Economic Development Plant for the Saginaw Chippewa Community, Mount Pleasant, Michigan," James M. Murray and Charles F. Wheelock
n.d.

Box 50: folder 4
Publications: original artwork, layouts, and stats
1982, n.d.

Box 50: folder 5-9
IV. ORGANIZATIONS



Conservation Development Forum: Forum newsletter, Issue No.
1, n.d.

Box 50: folder 10
Little Wound School: The Mustang News, Little Wound School, Kyle, South Dakota:
Mar-Apr 1980, Jan-Feb 1981, Mar-Apr 1981

Box 50: folder 11
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians publications
1989, n.d.

Box 50: folder 12
Seventh Generation Fund: newsletter, Native Self-Sufficiency, Vol 8, No.
3, 1986

Box 50: folder 13
VI. SPEECHES AND WRITINGS



Yale School of Management 10th Anniversary newsletter ; Western Connecticut State University President's Lecture Series posters, 1998
Jan 1987

Box 50: folder 14
VII. SUBJECT FILES



Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians: Win Awenen Nisitotung, "He Who Understands," newsletter, Vol. 8, No.
1, Jan 1986

Box 50: folder 15
Posters and bumper sticker
1988, n.d.

Box 50: folder 16
"Indigenous economics" definition and artwork


Box 50: folder 17
First Nations Development Institute: First Nations Arts banner


Flat file
Chart of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions
1 Jan 1989

Flat file
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES--RESTRICTED MATERIALS



Restrictions on use:

[Researchers must sign Access Agreement before viewing these materials]

First Nations Development Institute



Loans by Lakota Fund



Loretta Cook, Cook and Co.
1987

Box 51: folder 1
Richard and Mona Hagen, bingo gaming room and concessions
1987

Box 51: folder 2
Lucy Bernice Little, gas station
1990

Box 51: folder 3
Dale McGaa, Crazy Horse Construction
1987

Box 51: folder 4
Steve Reddy, S/K Automotive Service
1987-88

Box 51: folder 5
Floyd White Eyes and Martin Red Bear, Lakota Image
1987

Box 51: folder 6
Don Pourier, Don's Pest and Weed Control
1989

Box 51: folder 7
Dean Steele, coin operated tire inflators
1989

Box 51: folder 8
Dean Janis, hair salon
1992

Box 51: folder 9
Madeline Terry, hair salon and flower shop
1992

Box 51: folder 10
Patty Ward, food vending
1992

Box 51: folder 11

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