Tribal leaders need financial management skills to lead their nations in today’s increasingly complex global economy. NCAI to launch a partnership with the Stock Market Game in 2008 to develop the Tribal Exchange. The Exchange teaches valuable financial life skills and team building while facilitating inter-tribal connections for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The program is funded through a grant from the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), which allows students attending BIE schools to participate in the program for free. Over 1,500 students have participated since the program’s inception.