Developing Innovations in Tribal Per Capita Distribution Payment Programs: Promoting Education, Savings, and Investments for the Future
through plans and programs that include forward-looking features. These innovative features will assist tribal members, especially children, to preserve and grow a portion of their funds for future development purposes—such as college, home ownership, business development, and retirement—and to give back to their communities. Many of these tribes have also established trust accounts for minors. Tribal leaders have been brought together to discuss issues related to per capita revenue distribution and minors’ accounts policies, and have expressed both hopes and concerns.