Joseph P. Kalt: The Nation-Building Renaissance in Indian Country: Keys to Success

Bush Foundation

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Co-Director Joseph P. Kalt presents on the Native nation-building renaissance taking root across in Indian Country, and shares some stories of success.

Resource Type

Kalt, Joseph P. "The Nation-Building Renaissance in Indian Country: Keys to Success." Tribal Leaders Summit. Bush Foundation. Prior Lake, Minnesota. October 2, 2009. Presentation. (, accessed August 1, 2023)

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