Tribal sovereignty is an achievement, but just as important in enabling Indians to be entrepreneurial is recognizing the role of the individual.
By Terry L. Anderson, Bruce L. Benson and Thomas E. Flanagan
The link between natural resources, institutions, and economic prosperity is nowhere more apparent than on American Indian reservations
It is well past time to hand management of trust assets over to the individuals who own them.
PERC President Terry Anderson points out that American Indians and First Nations people can reach back into their rich cultural heritage and find institutions that rewarded individual initiative.
Terry Anderson discusses how private property rights could improve reservation economies on "Voices of Montana" with Aaron Flint.
PERC begins a colloquium this week on property rights and liberty in Native American societies. The program focuses on the historical emergence of property rights and how these rights have impacted Native Americans.
D. Bruce Johnsen
British Columbia could resolve its conflicts over salmon by an auction that resembles the 'rivalry potlatches' of the past.
A return to property rights and the rule of law would restore economic strength and stewardship to American Indian Economies.