In this article, we report on pilot implementation of a financial education program for American Indian (AI) youths. Our purpose is to share our experience engaging AI youths in a culturally relevant experience in which they learn financial education concepts. Specifically, we incorporated Ojibwe legends into lesson content to connect Ojibwe culture to the information being taught. We report a combination of quantitative survey data and qualitative observational notes that overall suggest evidence of success regarding effectively engaging AI youths in financial education. Our approach may be of particular interest to Extension educators working with youths from culturally underserved audiences.
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Garbow, J., Jokela, R. H., Rudi, J., & Serido, J. (2019). Using American Indian Legends to Teach Youths Financial Literacy: Innovative Approaches to Cultural Adaptation. The Journal of Extension, 57(1), Article 18. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.01.18