Successful Tribes Are Reshaping Governance


American Indian communities are often offered up as the gold standard of dysfunction in America. With our high rates of entrenched poverty, we top the lists of addiction, suicide and other social ills. It’s platitude that, frankly, gets tiring to hear. We in the media like to describe the best and the worst. Admittedly, it does make for easier headline writing and more exciting copy. Unfortunately, this love of drama often overlooks the real story, especially in Indian Country, where revolutions tend to grow quietly...

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Pember, Mary Annette. "Successful Tribes Are Reshaping Governance." Daily Yonder, May 10, 2011. (, accessed February 17, 2012)