PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE STATUS OF NATIVE AMERICANS


Manny Jules, former Kamloops Indian Band Chief, and Terry Anderson from the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) discuss how the absence of private ownership has contributed to the poverty of Native Americans. The privately-held land of native Americans is estimated to be 40–90% more productive than the land held in common. The clip shows a Google map for the Blackfeet and the Flathead Reservations to illustrate the difference between the privately held areas and those held in trust by the federal government.
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