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Chairman Jandreau: Indian Country being left out

"Through outsourcing, insourcing, new technological breakthroughs and various business techniques, along with new international trade agreements, the global market has "flattened" the world and allowed more and more countries to compete on a level playing field.

Unfortunately, American Indian reservations are not benefiting from the new global economy. Not much seems to be changing on the reservation, unless the reservation is near a major population center and can benefit from gaming.

The unemployment rates and health statistics still do not come close to those of the rest of the U.S.

Life expectancy on American Indian reservations approximates that of the Third World. Unemployment can reach 75 or 80 percent. Enrolled tribal members face a choice between upward mobility and leaving their culture and family."

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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Chairman Michael Jandreau: Economic change needed on reservations (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 9/4)

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