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Managing tribal assets: Developing long term strategic plans: Working paper series--98-01

Anderson, Joseph S. and Smith, Dean Howard (1998) Managing tribal assets: Developing long term strategic plans: Working paper series--98-01. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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As Native American tribes move toward self-determination with their governments and self-sufficiency of their peoples, they face daunting problems. Beginning from the status quo of unemployment rates ranging as high as 90%, concomitant social and health issues unseen elsewhere in the U.S., and limited financial assets, tribes need to develop long-term strategic plans. However, traditional economic development models and techniques are of little use in designing these plans. Additionally, some tribes are earning substantial financial assets through gaming operations. Nearly all tribes, however, still face the challenge of using their assets to build vibrant communities after many years of destitution. To this end, the development of a long-term strategic community development plan is called for. The National Executive Education Program for Native American Leadership (NEEPNAL) in conjunction with the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) has developed a method for aiding tribes to develop such plans. This paper addresses the multiple, difficult issues surrounding development of an effective long-term strategic planning process for productive uses of tribal assets. Further, the NEEPNAL/CAIED method for overcoming these difficulties is presented, with positive examples from tribal experience.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 98-01
Keywords: Working paper, Native Americans, self-determination, finanicial planning, long-term planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 20:16
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1653

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