Sovereign Nations: Native Americans on the ladder to prosperity

Lunday, Elizabeth
November 2006
Planning;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p16
Trade Publication
The article features the tribal organization called Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation owned a few acres of land, a beat-up trailer, and $550 thirty years ago. Today, the tribe's main office is not in a trailer anymore. Its headquarters are now housed in a 65,000-square-foot facility up the road from the cultural center, health clinic, and golf course and across the street from the grocery store and casino. The tribe has $350 million in assets, owns 5,000 acres of land, employs 2,200 people, and has a total impact on the local economy of more than $117 million, including salaries, tribal spending, and taxes collected by the tribe and remitted to local governments.


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