PBS "We Shall Remain": Enterprise in Indian Country

American Experience (in association with NAPT)

Indian Country is experiencing an economic resurgence despite decades of dependence on the federal government. Though the per capita income of Native Americans living on reservations is still less than half the national average, tribes across the country are building economies with a diverse range of businesses...

Native Nations

American Experience (in association with NAPT). "Enterprise in Indian Country." PBS "We Shall Remain" documentary series. April 13, 2009. Television, Radio and Film. (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/native_now/enterprise, accessed August 16, 2012)

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