Renewing Indigenous Economies: Dignity and Prosperity – A new series from explores how indigenous peoples thrived before European contact, how persistent colonial policies stifle today’s reservation economies, and how Tribal leaders are restoring indigenous traditions of entrepreneurship and prosperity – August 20


Hear from members of Native communities who are working to renew indigenous economies – including USET Member Nation Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Chairman (former) Ernest Sickey:

Ernest Sickey, leader of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana for nearly three decades, is a trailblazer in the evolution of Indian affairs in the southeastern United States. He is best known for leading his own tribal community from legal obscurity to becoming the first tribe recognized by the state of Louisiana in 1972.