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Start a Business or Agriculture Operation 
                 ~Just Don't Blow It

Small business developement and entrepneurship, including agricultural operations, provide communities for tribal members to augment incomes and expand personal and community economic opportunities and growth.  However, lack of access to capital for business start-up or expansion is an ongoing challenge for entrepeneurs and for developing this sector of the reservations economy.  The Piikani Money campaign will raise awareness about opportunities for land buy-back payment recipients who so desire to establish their own business or agricultural operation.

There are several enties that can assist the entrepreneur get started.  The NACDC offers a wide range of services such as, technical assistance for writing up a business plan, the road map to your business, creating budgets, marketing strategies, etc.  In addition, the NACDC also offers small business loans weather your an artist, craftsperson, cook or rancher, they can assist with loans or finding a grant that fits your needs. 

They can be reached at (406) 338-2992 or via email:   and through our website: .

Land Buy-Back Assessment Survey information

The Piikani Money Campaign surveys were completed at three junctures of the campaign, the first survey was before the Blackfeet Land Buy-Back offers were sent, the second, the Follow-up (mid) survey was conducted after the offers we accepted and delivered to recipients and the final report was completed approximately six months after the Buy-Back payments were dispursed and recipients could accurately tell us how they spent thier monies and if the financial literacy information was utilized.

Below you will find all three surveys, measuring the effectiveness of the Piikani Money, financial literacy, campaign.

Pre-Assessment Report
Follow-up Assessment Report
Final Assessment Report
The On Reservation vs Off Reservation Report shows the impact of the campaign by comparing people in the target campaign area compared to people off reservation who were less influenced by the campaign, or not influenced at all by the campaign. Very informative on the impacts of the campaign.
On/Off Reservation Report

*Many thanks to all who took our surveys, you were instrumental in helping us to better serve our community.