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Arlene Templer: Engaging the Nation's Citizens and Effecting Change: The Salish and Kootenai Story

Arlene Templer, Department of Human Resource Development (DHRD) Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), discusses what prompted CSKT to develop the DHRD and how the department works to cultivate self-sufficiency in CSKT citizens and use CSKT's resources for social services…

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Jason Goodstriker: Addressing Tough Governance Issues

Former Blood Tribe Councilor Jason Goodstriker discusses how his nation went to great lengths to instill financial transparency and accountability to its governance system.

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Increases Minimum Wage to $10.25

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Increases Minimum Wage to $10.25

As the economy recovers from what is being called the worst recession since the Great Depression, rural economies are still feeling the effects. The greater economy is rebounding, but a large amount of the jobs that were lost due to the housing bubble and subsequent global financial debacle are…

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Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal

Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order on February 21 raising the Cherokee Nation’s minimum wage to $9.50 over the next two years. The current Cherokee Nation minimum wage stands at $9 per hour, already well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour...

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Opinion: How Indian forests sustain economy and environment

Opinion: How Indian forests sustain economy and environment

There are 18 million acres of forests and woodlands on 305 separate Indian reservations in 24 states in the continental United States. Nationwide, tribal forests support an estimated 19,000 jobs from timber harvest alone and many more from related activities. Local off-reservation economies benefit…

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Tohoho O'odham Nation Used as Model For Tribal Governance

Tohoho O'odham Nation Used as Model For Tribal Governance

The Tohono O'odham Nation, which is in Southern Arizona and northern Mexico, has a tribal governance structure that other Native nations can learn from, and that's why the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona is featuring the tribe in some of its courses about governance. The…