Category Archive: Indians

Apr 12

A legal chasm on reservations

By Terry Anderson
Imagine standing on a glass walkway jutting 70 feet out from the rim of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River 4,000 feet below. Although the “pucker factor” is high, 1.8 million visitors have paid $25 to take in this view since it …

Mar 23

At last, some bright spots in Indian country

By Terry L. Anderson
When Supreme Court Justice John Marshall described the relationship between Indians and the federal government in 1831 as that of “a ward to his guardian,” he sent Native Americans on a path of dependency and poverty. To this day, …

Nov 03

Institutions, Resource Use, and Economic Prosperity for North American Indians

Institutions, Resource Use, and Economic Prosperity
for North American Indians
Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
November 2-5, 2011
Directed by Terry L. Anderson
and Dominic P. Parker
Agenda
Participants
Papers
Overview
For the past 30 years, …

May 05

Does the government perpetuate American Indian poverty?

Fox Business News correspondent John Stossel ignited a fire under many viewers when he accused American Indians of being government freeloaders. He returned to that issue in early May with a debate between PERC’s Terry Anderson and Indian activist Eliz…