The State of Indigenous People, Part I: American Indians

In part one of a two-part series on the political and economic status of indigenous people in the United States, producer Phillip Martin focuses on Native Americans. Many in the American Indian community believe they can influence political outcomes through sheer numbers — and with profits from casino gambling. But they also acknowledge the limits of Native American clout, as reflected in their relatively small population numbers and the general economic conditions on most reservations.

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