Category Archives: Economic Development

Haskell Lecture on American Indian economic development

On Friday March 23, I delivered the ASU College of Social Work’s 24th Annual Haskell Lecture. I spoke about the crucial need for reservation communities and tribal governments to create functioning private sector economies on their reservations. (Prof. Frank Rennie from … Continue reading

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Indian healthcare conference – ASU College of Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is putting on a conference on important legal and policy issues regarding health care in Indian Country – “Opportunities and Challenges to Providing Healthcare in Indian Country.” The conference … Continue reading

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American Indian economic development conference Feb. 27-28 ASU College of Law

The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference entitled “Sustaining the Reservation: Creating Tribal Economies” on February 27-28, 2014. The conference will be held on the main ASU campus in Tempe, Arizona. … Continue reading

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Court orders $28.6 million judgment againt Hualapai Tribe

On Feb. 11, a federal judge affirmed a $28.6 million arbitration award against the Hualapai Tribe of northern Arizona last week favoring a Las Vegas developer who built the Skywalk tourist attraction on the Hualapai reservation overlooking the Grand Canyon. U.S. District Judge David … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Indian economic impact

Another study demonstrates the importance of American Indian tribal economic activities to state economies. A new study of tribes in Oklahoma, http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/Index/6724, demonstrates the impact and contribution of the 39 federally recognized tribes on that state's economy equals $10.8 billion, according to … Continue reading

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Rabbit Proof Fence

I'm visiting Australia again and giving talks in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Tasmania at various universities and other locations about the Doctrine of Discovery in Australia and gave one talk about Indigenous economic development.  I just left the Museum of Western Australia in Perth … Continue reading

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Tribal fishers maximizing returns on salmon

The Portland Oregonian on Sept. 12, 2012 reported that Columbia River tribal salmon fishers are using new techniques to capitalize more on the value of their catches. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/09/ooodles_of_fall_chinook_savvy.html The fishers have learned to increase the prices they receive by taking better care … Continue reading

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