Many of our communities were forced into resource extractive economic projects such as coal mines and power plants for revenue and jobs. In almost every case, we gained very little in revenue, ownership, benefits, and jobs. These projects did little to diversify our economies.
TribeAwaken principles are providing vision for a new economy where our people create new dynamic ventures that are in concert with the earth. We can design new economies that provides real benefits to our homes, community, livestock, farms, and land. With the right approaches, we gain in ownership of future ventures, preserve our values, and keep the revenues locally and in our tribes.