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Editorial: Economic development a solution

"James Wolfensohn's tour of the Pine Ridge Reservation was symbolic of a growing awareness - in some quarters - of a real solution to many problems on Indian reservations.

That is economic development.

Wolfensohn, outgoing president of the World Bank, said private ownership is the key to easing world poverty - poverty illustrated on reservations around the United States.

Economic development isn't the only answer. But it's vital and can pave the way for reforms in education and health care."

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Editorial: Ownership key for Native Americans (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/7)

Relevant Links:
Global Fund for Indigenous Peoples -

First Nations Development Institute -
Lakota Fund -

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