Seizing the Future: Why Some Native Nations Do and Others Don't

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Cornell, Stephen, Miriam Jorgensen, Joseph P. Kalt, and Katherine A. Spilde. 2005. “Seizing the Future: Why Some Native Nations Do and Others Don't.” Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA). Tucson and Cambridge: Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Examines the question of why is it that some Native nations seize upon the nation building strategy and take effective control of their futures while others do not; finds that foundational change in a community arises when the external and internal conditions a people face interact with their interpretations of their situation, producing a new, shared “story” of what is possible, and how it can be achieved.

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