Authors: Joseph P. Kalt
February 1, 2001
Wiener Center for Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government

The changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. provides an important opportunity for taking stock of the prospects for improving Indian policy and improving Native nations in the years ahead. After more than twenty-five years of policies of varying degrees of self-determination for Indian tribes in the U.S., what have we learned about what works and what doesn't when it comes to the development of economically, culturally, and politically successful Native communities?

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