Terry Anderson 04/17/2013
The "Skywalk" project could help lift 2,100 tribal members out of poverty, but a legal dispute may have killed the goose that could lay golden eggs. Worse yet, this could stifle investment across Indian Country.
Terry Anderson 03/25/2013
Ten years ago, the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona signed an agreement with a developer, David Jin, to build a glass Skywalk out over the Grand Canyon. After it was built, the tribe abruptly abrogated the contract; initially a U.S.
Terry Anderson 03/17/2013
Tribes that can resist the temptation to extract wealth at the expense of future growth have the best hope of overcoming poverty and becoming truly sovereign.
PERC sat down with Richard Todd and Susan Woodrow of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to discuss community development and the economic future in Indian Country.
Terry Anderson 01/03/2013
On August 7, the day my wife and I arrived in Kamloops, British Columbia, the headline in Canada’s national newspaper read “Tories Prepare New Native Land Plan.” We were in Kamloops to meet with Manny Jules, former chief of the Kamloops Band of the Shuswap First Nation and the idea entrepreneur
Terry Anderson 12/06/2012
Terry Anderson discusses how private property rights could improve reservation economies on "Voices of Montana" with Aaron Flint.
In this PERC Case Study, Sierra Crane-Murdoch explores the challenges facing a tribe atop the nation’s biggest oil play. While mineral owners off the reservation have earned thousands of dollars for each acre leased, most allottees within have earned only a few hundred.
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.