Economic Development

For decades, Native Americans have been amongst the poorest ethnic groups in the nation. Unemployment rates on reservations can reach ten times the national average. Harsh, remote geographic locations and misguided federal policies help add to the miserable economic picture.

The Ione Band of Miwok Indians recognizes that prudent economic development is the critical key to lifting our people out of the cycle of poverty and despair and into a new life of hope for the future.