Professor Robert J. Miller was selected for this year’s Haskell Lecture for the Roatch-Haskell Lecture hosted by ASU School of Social Work and shared his expertise on land, governance, and economic development. “‘Tribes can’t sell or develop their land without permission from the secretary of the interior,’ he said.
This history has led some Indians to mistrust capitalism as a way out of poverty, but Miller said that private-sector development is the best way to keep money on the reservation.
Sovereignty and culture are crucial. Tribes must decide for themselves what kinds of businesses they want and separate that from politics, he said.”
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