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A Taxing Solution: New Revenue and Wealth Redistribution in Indian Country

Abstract:
As a result of American Indian economic development in the twenty-first century, the rate of reservation businesses is increasing and there is a correlating need for effective tax structures and regulating codes. This report will review current American Indian Tribal economic development policies, and aims to provide rationale for boosting tax revenues from existing sources and finding creative solutions by exploring new tax revenue opportunities. Can effective tax structures strengthen Tribal economic development activity and provide resources for Tribal government? Without taxation, Tribal governments are missing opportunities for new revenue sources and expanded nation building. This report emphasizes Tribal Council action in forming and reforming Tribal tax policies to achieve community goals.

Author: 

Anne Hendricks

Chair: 

Benedict Colombi

Publication: 

thesis

Year: 

2008

Arizona State Museum: 

M9791 H4653t
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences