Title

Implications of Welfare Reform for Community Development: A Case Study Comparing Tribal and County Food Assistance Programs Serving the Northern Cheyenne Nation

Keywords

welfare changes, Northern Cheyenne Nation, community development

Abstract

Several questions are addressed in this article: How have welfare changes related to food assistance affected a specific reservation community, the Northern Cheyenne Nation, and what are the implications of these changes for community development? Using descriptive statistics and ethnographic data, we document the experiences of reservation clients, and assess how welfare reforms affect rural reservation residents located in cultural settings very different from those of urban areas. Evidence presented shows how two different food assistance programs respond to the challenges to clients presented by welfare reform. Findings demonstrate that the tribal program is better equipped to engage in meaningful community development.

Original Publication Citation

Implications of Welfare Reform for Community Development: A Case Study Comparing Tribal and County Food Assistance Programs Serving the Northern Cheyenne Nation, Carol Ward, Erin Feinauer, Rita Hiwalker and Judi Davis, Journal of the Community Development Society, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2000): 254-276.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-12-09

Publisher

Journal of the Community Development Society

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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