Native Americans

The SEC’s outreach efforts initially arose because of investment frauds being targeted at those who had received payouts in connection with the Cobell Indian Trust Settlement.  Access to resources are also provided here to help make smart investment choices and avoid fraud.

For further information about investment products, please visit our main page at or

If you would like to find out more about your broker or investment adviser, please visit: /research-before-you-invest/methods-investing/working-investment-professional.

For an example of SEC work involving Native American communities, please see: /news-alerts/investor-alerts/cobell-indian-trust-settlement.

For information concerning alternative investments, particularly hedge funds, please visit: /additional-resources/news-alerts/alerts-bulletins/investor-bulletin-hedge-funds.

If you have comments or suggestions about the SEC’s outreach to Native Americans, please email:

To report an investment fraud or concern, please visit:

Other U.S Government Resources

The Bureau of Indian Affairs

Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

DOI Office of the Special Trustee -  Financial Empowerment Training for Individual Indian Money (IIM) Accounts