This module surveys the nation-building efforts of Native nations today, and compares and contrasts the two approaches to economic and community development that they typically pursue. It presents the five critical keys to successful Native nation building, and begins to explore why each of these keys is so important to sustainable economic and community development.
Upon completing this module, you will understand:
- the basic political and socioeconomic challenges facing Native nations today
- why the "standard approach" is a failed recipe for successful Native nation building
- the five common components of the "nation-building approach" and why Native nations who choose this approach are successfully achieving their development goals