Everybody Does Better in Indian Country When Tribes are Empowered

Title

Everybody Does Better in Indian Country When Tribes are Empowered

Format

Book Chapter

Book Title

Healing Our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report

Editor

Fred Harris and Alan Curtis

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Description

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson appointed a blue ribbon panel called the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to examine the causes of urban riots that happened during the summer of 1967. The Kerner Commission, as the group came to be known, produced a report on March 1, 1968, that identified some of the causes of the unrest. The Kerner Commission report found the riots to be rooted in crushing urban poverty and recommended solutions that would address those deep issues, such as job training, living wages, and funding for public schools. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this work and to refocus attention on these important issues, the last living member of the Kerner Commission, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, compiled a book “Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report” that revisits some of these issues. Harris invited several scholars to contribute to the book, including Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Professor Washburn. Professor Washburn contributed the attached essay which highlights the changes that have occurred in federal Indian policy in the last 50 years and makes recommendations about continuing efforts to address poverty there.

ISBN

978-1-4399-1603-2

Publication Date

3-2018

City

Philadelphia, PA

Publisher

Temple University Press

Disciplines

Law

Everybody Does Better in Indian Country When Tribes are Empowered

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