The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School at Washington University was founded to provide scholarships for American Indians and has grown into one of the most respected centers in the nation for academic advancement and study of American Indian issues related to social work. The Buder Center develops programs and curriculum, engages in research, builds relationships and partnerships with communities and people, and develops the ability of its students and alumni to make positive change in Indian Country.

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Research from 2020

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American Indian Social Work Students: Factors that Influence Success in Graduate School, Kellie A. Thompson, Arianne L. Posey, and Lindsey K. Manshack

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Training American Indian and Alaska Native Social Workers for Indian Country, Molly Tovar, Kellie Thompson, and Shanondora Billiot

Research from 2019

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Honoring Missouri's First People: The Native Partnerships and Programming Alliance, Jo Malia Milner and Kellie Thompson

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Nasnti News, Washington University in St. Louis

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State License Requirements for Social Workers, Jenifer Van Schuyver MSW, Kyla Woodard MSW, Simona Charles MSW, and Kellie Thompson MSW

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State License Requirements for Social Workers, Jenifer Van Schuyver, Kyla Woodward, Simona Charles, and Kellie Thompson

Research from 2018

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Acknowledging Native American History in Missouri, Molly Tovar and Chris Leiker

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Financial Capabilities in Indian Country, Molly Tovar Ed.D and Lindsey Manshack MPH

Research from 2017

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Building Capacity for Mental and Behavioral Health in Indian Country, Lindsey Manshack

Research from 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline and Why the People in Missouri Care, Washington University in St. Louis

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The Evolution of the American Indian Pow Wow, Lindsey Manshack

Research from 2015

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Mental health in Diabetes Prevention and Intevention Programs in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities, Wynette Whitegoat, Jeremy Vu, Kellie Thompson, and Jennifer Gallagher

Research from 2010

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Utilization in Native Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel

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Saving for Post-Secondary Education in American Indian Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel

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Saving for Post-Secondary Education in American Indian Communities: A Geospatial and Quantitative Analysis, Mary Elizabeth Jäger

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Savings and Financial Services in Native Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites in Native Communities, Amy Locklear Hertel

Research from 2009

Project G-7: Building Financial Skills for Indigenous Youth in North Carolina, Amy Locklear Hertel and Kristen Wagner

Research from 2008

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Dialogues on Assets in Native Communities: Recording a Native Perspective on the Definition and Benefits of Retaining and Building Assets, Kristen Wagner

Research from 2007

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VITA Sites: Linking Tax Returns and Asset Building Strategies in Indian Country, Kristen Wagner

Research from 2006

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Contributions of the Earned Income Tax Credit to Community Development in Indian Country, Kristen Wagner

Research from 2005

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Asset-Building in Tribal Communities: Generating Native Discussion and Practical Approaches, Sarah Hicks

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Building Tribal Economies: Linking Asset Building Strategies, Jordan Lewis

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Exploration and Use of Individual Development Accounts by Three American Indian Tribes in Oregon, Christina Finsel

Research from 2004

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Effects of the 1996 Welfare Reform Legislation on Families with Children on Reservations: What Have we Learned and What Questions Remain Unanswered? (Working Paper 5), Shanta Pandey, Eddie Brown, Baorong Guo, Hyo Jin Jung, Patricia Welch Saleeby, E. Allen Moushey, and Rose Okrah