• Description

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.