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"Indigenize the Internet: How to close the digital divide by respecting tribal sovereignty" by Darrah Blackwater

Indigenous Graduate Education in Science and Engineering in the Southwest Presents   “Indigenize the Internet: How to close the digital divide by respecting tribal sovereignty” by Darrah Blackwater Abstract: Broadband internet and the tools necessary to access it are critical for economic…

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Frank Ettawageshik: Exercising Sovereignty: The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Frank Ettawageshik, former chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBBO), discusses how LTBBO has systematically built its legal infrastructure in order to fully and capably exercise the nation's sovereignty and achieve its nation-building goals. He discusses some of the…

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John McCoy: The Tulalip Tribes: Building and Exercising the Rule of Law for Economic Growth

Former Manager of Quil Ceda Village John McCoy discusses how the Tulalip Tribes have systematically strengthened their governance capacity and rule of law in order to foster economic diversification and growth. He also stresses the importance of Native nations building relationships with other…

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Stephen Cornell: Governance, Enterprises, and Rebuilding Native Economies

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Stephen Cornell discusses the two basic approaches Native nations typically take as they work to build and sustain nation-owned enterprises, and shares a number of examples from across Indian Country.

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Joseph P. Kalt: The Practical Issues of Business Development - Some Things to Consider: Legal Structure

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Joseph P. Kalt discusses the types of corporations that Native nations can charter and what they should consider when deciding which type to choose.

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From the Rebuilding Native Nations Course Series: "Rules are More Important than Resources to Enterprise Success"

Professor Joseph Kalt discusses the importance of sound laws, codes, policies and other rules to the building of diversified, sustainable economies in Indian Country and everywhere else around the world.

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The Integration of Customary Law into the Australian Legal System

The Integration of Customary Law into the Australian Legal System

The theme of my address this morning emphasizes the important role that Indigenous people have, to take charge of our own destinies. The maintenance and integration of Aboriginal customary law is an essential part of this. It cannot be repeated often enough that a legal system must reflect the…

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Managing Land, Governing for the Future: Finding the Path Forward for Membertou

Managing Land, Governing for the Future: Finding the Path Forward for Membertou

This in-depth, interview-based study was commissioned by Membertou Chief and Council and the Membertou Governance Committee, and funded by the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program to investigate methods by which Membertou First Nation can further increase its…