A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development

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A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development
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Join the Library of Congress in celebrating Native American Heritage Month for an interview with professor and author Ezra Rosser on his latest publication, “A Nation Within: Navajo Land and Economic Development." His publication explores the connection between land-use patterns and development. Roughly the size of Ireland or West Virginia, the Navajo reservation has seen successive waves of natural resource-based development over the last century: grazing and over-grazing, oil, gas, uranium, and coal. However, Navajos continue to suffer from high levels of unemployment and poverty. In addition to the political challenges associated with any significant change, Rosser argues that external pressures and internal corruption have made it difficult for the tribe to implement land reforms that could benefit the Navajo Nation.

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