The Private Sector: More Than a Job Creator


Jobs, jobs, jobs. They’re on everyone’s mind these days, and Creator knows our reservations are in dire need of jobs. While America has experienced a lingering unemployment rate around the 9th percentile for the past couple of years, our reservations have been enduring unemployment rates much higher than that — sometimes up to 90 percent — for generations. The simple fact is, the quantity of jobs we need to sustain our reservation populations just don’t exist. Since many reservations are located in isolated rural areas, commuting off-reservation isn’t a viable option either. So, how do we go about creating jobs for our Native people? ...

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Fiddler, Tanya. "The Private Sector: More Than a Job Creator." Indian Country Today Media Network, March 15, 2012. (, accessed March 15, 2012).