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Publication Title: Rural Natives’ Perceptions of Strengths and Challenges in Their Communities
Region: National
Publication Type: Issue Brief
Publication Number: 61
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Publication PDF: Download PDF
Abstract:

This brief uses two sources of data to explore how Native Americans view the current socioeconomic and environmental state of their communities and their future within them—the Community and Environment in Rural America (CERA) surveys and focus groups with Native leaders in one rural state. The data help to illustrate how the Native experience is both similar to, and unique from, that of other rural Americans. While the findings reported by author Jessica Ulrich-Schad illustrate that there are significant challenges facing Native people, they also show that strengths and opportunities continue to exist in Indian Country and that Natives remain firmly attached to their Native identities, culture, and natural environment.

Author(s) Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad
Category(s) Rural America