Stephen Cornell: Two Approaches to Building Strong Native Nations

Bush Foundation

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Stephen Cornell presents the research findings of the Harvard Project and the Native Nations Institute, specifically the two general approaches that Native nations pursue in an effort to achieve sustainable community and economic development in their communities (and why one works so much better than the other).

Resource Type

Cornell, Stephen. "Two Approaches to Building Strong Native Nations." Tribal Leaders Summit. Bush Foundation. Prior Lake, Minnesota. October 2, 2009. Presentation. (, accessed October 30, 2012)

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