Harvard Project "Honoring Nations" Symposium 2007

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Honoring Nations: Oren Lyons: Rebuilding Healthy Nations

Onondaga Chief and Faithkeeper Oren Lyons urges Native nations to continue sharing their stories of success, learning from each other, and working towards creating a better future for the next seven generations.

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Honoring Nations: Michael Thomas: Sovereignty Today

Former Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Michael Thomas provides his definition of what tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century, and stresses the importance of Native nations examining and reconnecting with their traditional governance principles as they work to exercise sovereignty effectively.

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Honoring Nations: Joseph P. Kalt: Rebuilding Healthy Nations

Harvard Project Co-Director Joseph P. Kalt provides a general overview of the Honoring Nations program and illustrates how peoples all over the world are learning from the nation-building examples set and the lessons offered by Native nations in the United States.

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Honoring Nations: Jon Waterhouse and Rob Rosenfeld: The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council

Jon Waterhouse and Rob Rosenfeld provide an overview of the work accomplished by the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, demonstrating the benefits of Native nations who have common cultures and challenges to band together to solve issues of mutual concern.

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Honoring Nations: Brian Cladoosby: Sovereignty Today

Swinomish Chairman Brian Cladoosby offers his perspective on what tribal sovereignty means today. He argues that the long-term sustainability of Native nations hinges on their right and ability to decide their own affairs and determine their own futures, and stresses the importance of educating…