In a trust.org blog post, Billi A. RainingBird-Morsette, chief executive officer of Plain Green, LLC, Native American Lending Alliance and Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy discusses her opinions on the tragedies taking place in Indian Country. Housing shortages, failing health care services and lack of revenue have left those in the Native American community in a more desperate position than ever before. While some reservations have experienced rapid economic development by engaging in the gaming industry, rural tribes face more acute challenges.
Just as the internet and e-commerce has revolutionized the global economy, this technological advancement could hold the key for reviving Indian Country. Online industries have the power to surmount the challenges of geography – connecting Native American industries to the entire nation, and even the world.
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