Category Archives: Economic Development

Sovereign Resilience: Reviving Private Sector Economic Institutions in Indian Country

You can download for free my final draft of this article, that was published in the BYU Law Review in April 2019, at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3214206  Abstract Indian country in the United States is incredibly poor. Indian nations desperately need to develop … Continue reading

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Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America: Sustainable Development through Entrepreneurship (2019)

Check out this new book from Cambridge University Press. Published in November 2019, and co-authored by nineteen predominantly native scholars and practitioners, this book discusses a wide array of topics relating to the overall goal of helping Indian nations and … Continue reading

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Native American Development Corporation in Billings

On July 30-August 1, 2019, the NADC held its 11th annual conference on tribal and individual Indian economic development. I was privileged to be one of the keynote speakers. http://www.nadc-nabn.org/conferences/ Indian country is paying more and more attention to developing … Continue reading

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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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