strategic development

Data as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance , and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the United States

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Data about Indigenous populations in the United States are inconsistent and irrelevant. Federal and state governments and researchers direct most collection, analysis, and use of data about U.S. Indigenous populations. Indigenous Peoples’ justified mistrust further complicates the collection and use of these data. Nonetheless, tribal leaders and communities depend on these data to inform decision making. Reliance on data that do not reflect tribal needs, priorities, and self-conceptions threatens tribal self-determination. Tribal data sovereignty through governance of data on Indigenous populations is long overdue. This article provides two case studies of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and their demographic and socioeconomic data initiatives to create locally and culturally relevant data for decision making.

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Rainie, S. C. , Schultz, J. L. , Briggs, E. , Riggs, P. , Palmanteer-Holder, N. L. (2017). Data as a Strategic Resource: Self-determination, Governance, and the Data Challenge for Indigenous Nations in the United States.The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(2) .Retrieved from: https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/iipj/article/view/7511/6155
 

Project Pueblo: Economic Development Revitalization Project

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A strong economy is one of the foundations of a healthy community. Native nations use business profits and tax revenues to invest in areas such as health, education, culture, and public safety programs to meet the needs of tribal citizens. At the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, a sudden economic decline in the early 2000s forced the nation to re-examine the way in which business was being conducted on the reservation. The tribal government responded by launching Project Pueblo, a full-scale planning initiative that took a hard look at all aspects of their economy and government to find a new path forward.

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"Project Pueblo: Economic Development Revitalization Project." Honoring Nations: 2010 Honoree. Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2011. Report.

Good Native Governance Plenary 2: The Cutting Edge of Economic Development in Indian Country

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UCLA School of Law
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UCLA School of Law "Good Native Governance" conference presenters, panelists and participants Miriam Jorgensen, Robert Miller, and Sherry Salway Black discuss economic research in Indian Country.

This video resource is featured on the Indigenous Governance Database with the permission of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.

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Jorgensen, Miriam. "The Cutting Edge of Economic Development in Indian Country." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

Miller, Robert. "The Cutting Edge of Economic Development in Indian Country." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

Salway Black, Sherry. "The Cutting Edge of Economic Development in Indian Country." Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. University of California Los Angeles School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2014. Presentation.

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Buys Oklahoma City Embassy Suites Hotel

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Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) announced on Friday that it has purchased the 236 room Embassy Suites Oklahoma City hotel, located at 1815 South Meridian in Oklahoma City. The purchase represents a strategic expansion into a growing market for the company...

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ICTMN Staff. "Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Buys Oklahoma City Embassy Suites Hotel." Indian Country Today Media Network. November 24, 2014. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/business/mille-lacs..., accessed November 25, 2014)

Rebuilding The Tigua Nation

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Patricia Riggs
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The Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in Ysleta, Texas produced this 16-minute film in 2013 to demonstrate how a Native American tribe can work hard with business skills and tribal customs to shape a prosperous future through education for all levels of the Tigua Nation.

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Riggs, Patricia. "Rebuilding The Tigua Nation." Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (funding provided by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development's Honoring Nations program). February 27, 2013. Video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeolxGMrl0Q&feature=youtu.be, accessed October 16, 2013)

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Climate Change Strategic Plan

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Overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that human inputs of greenhouse gases are almost certain to cause continued warming of the planet. (Environmental Protection Agency, 2013) The Northwest has already observed climate changes including an average increase in temperature of 1.5°F over the past century. (Karl, Melillo, & Peterson, 2009) Locally, all models predict warmer temperatures, lower snowpack, and more frequent and severe droughts and floods. (Marni E. Koopman, 2011) The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes acknowledge these change and its potential impacts on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.

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"Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Climate Change Strategic Plan." The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. Pablo, Montana. Published September 2013. Updated April 2016. Report. (http://csktclimate.org/downloads/Climate%20Change%20Strategic.pdf, accessed March 29, 2023)