February 1, 2005
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

These brief tales are part of a much bigger story—the revolution that is underway in Indian Country. As much of the world knows, American Indian nations are poor. What much of the world doesn’t know is that in the last quarter century, a number of those nations have broken away from the prevailing pattern of poverty. They have moved aggressively to take control of their futures and rebuild their nations, rewriting constitutions, reshaping economies, and reinvigorating indigenous community and culture. Today, they are creating sustainable, self-determined economies and building societies that work.

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