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Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations

December 31, 2015

Honoring Nations is a program administered by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development that identifies and  shares  outstanding tribal government programs and practices in Native nation building. The purpose is to share successes in tribal governance and allow Native leaders and decision makers to learn from their peers. This report highlights the accomplishments and strategies of tribal governments in the period 1998-2015.

Queens Performing Artists & Workspace

June 30, 2014

The Queens Workspace Initiative (QWI) is a project conceived and led by Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) to help ensure that the performing arts offerings in the borough of Queens are the best they can be.The major activities comprise surveying performing artists, cultural facilities and other stakeholders; making recommendations to stakeholders and policymakers; and conducting pilot programs.In 2013-14, Exploring the Metropolis has been assessing workspace needs for performing artists in Queens. We've interviewed key players, sent out surveys, held focus groups and studied ways to help the Queens performing arts community grow and thrive.

Alaska Native Self-Government and Service Delivery: What Works?

December 31, 2003

In this study we review a few of the many examples of innovative Native self-governance and service-delivery initiatives already underway in Alaska. We then review the results of a substantial body of research on indigenous self-governance and development in the lower forty-eight states and Canada, and we examine the applicability of that research to Alaska. Finally, we examine implications of this research and these initiatives for policymakers in all governing arenas—from Native villages to state and federal governments.