African Americans Have Historically Shown Us the Way Forward with One Form of Reparations

By Jan Roberts, Founder Cultural Innovations in Action I was so excited to read Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s book: Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. It is a pathbreaking book. It took Nembhard ten years to research and write it, because the history of cooperatives and the key role of …

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Thunder Valley: An Economic Development Model for Reservations

American Indian tribes are the single largest private landholders in the U.S. today.  There are over 562 federally recognized tribes in the US. In the lower 48 states, reservation lands account for over 54 million acres and there are 42 million acres of Alaska Native lands. Yet, Indigenous peoples are land rich and dirt poor. …

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US Economy Foundation: Slave Industry & Stolen Native American Lands

I have been tragically remiss in the planning for my documentary on the New Economy, which is a restructuring of our economy based on the wellbeing of people, planet and prosperity. The foundation of our current economy is the slave industry and the stealing of Native American lands.  It seems critical to me that since …

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Native Americans: Trailblazers for the New Economy

You may be surprised to learn that the growing Democratic or New Economy that puts people and the planet before profit is not actually new. Its principles of a thriving local economy, economic opportunities that benefit all, and ecological sustainability can be found in the Native American worldview.  Native American history prior to colonization shows …

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