Economic Development

Economic Development - Economic Development The Native...

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Economic Development • The Native Americans are an impoverished people. Compared to Whites, Native Americans are dismally behind on all standards of income and occupational status. A 1995 national survey showed that overall unemployment is more than 30 percent. Among those who have jobs, a third earned less than $10,000. Those who are employed are less likely to be managers, professionals, technicians, salespeople, or administrators. • Native Americans generally find work in one of three areas: tourism, casino gambling, and government employment. • Tourism is an important source of employment for many reservation residents, who either serve the needs of visitors directly or sell souvenirs and crafts. This area of work faces a number of challenges: 1) Craft work rarely realizes the profits most Native Americans desire and need. Most Whites are interested in trinkets, not the more expensive and profitable items. 2) Many craft workers have been manipulated by other Native Americans and Whites to produce
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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