Seventh Generation: Native American Inequality in the 21st Century

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After the massacre at Wounded Knee, a Lakota holy man prophesied that his people would only be healed after seven generations of suffering. With the Millennials coming of age, the Seventh Generation is now becoming the face of Native America.  This project explores the economic conditions of modern American Indians, both on and off the reservation, and assesses the effect of broad structural changes occurring across tribes.   Even after decades of policy aimed at reducing poverty and encouraging assimilating, Natives still show signs of economic disadvantage similar to African-Americans.

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A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you’d think they’d do: they’re kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white guy who only wants to date Asian […]


paper: What Drives Indian Poverty?

In the past thirty years, growth in Native American educational attainment has surpassed that of non-Hispanic whites.  Despite these gains, poverty has only increased.  During this time, several important developments proliferated across Indian country, including gaming and energy projects, expanded social and health services, new forms of tribal governance, and […]