Investments in nation building are investments in a brighter tomorrow. Indian Country is undergoing a remarkable renaissance. Native nations are being rebuilt, poverty is being pushed back, and cultures are being strengthened as Indian communities take charge of their own destinies. The road is long and the legacies of denied rights of self-determination present unending challenges. The Harvard Project is the premier think tank at the forefront of this movement.
“For years, I have been impressed with the work of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, and Management Policy. Both organizations have made significant contributions to the work of the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in the formulation of law and policy - documenting what has worked in Indian country when it comes to fostering economic growth and stability, providing critical training for the leadership of Native governments across the United States and in the Pacific Island nations and producing scholarly works to support sound decision-making in the development of Federal-Indian policy. ”
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, State of Hawai’i
“It would be almost impossible to overstate the importance and impact of Honoring Nations. The program has changed the way Indian Country thinks about questions of governance and government performance; it has touched thousands of people in profound ways; and it places Indian nations in a position of honor in the history of nations.”
Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation
“Before I set off for Suriname [I was] sent…the paper ‘Seizing the Future,’ and I just wanted to let you know what a big impact this has made... in such a different part of the world! Many thanks, therefore, on behalf of the communities of Alfonsdorp, Marijkedorp, Pierrekondre, Tapuku, Erowarte, Bigi Ston, Langamankondre and Christiaankondre.”
Ellen-Rose Kambel, Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname