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Unlocking Dead Capital for Indigenous People

  • Hoover Institution in Washington 1399 New York Ave NW #500 Washington, D.C. (map)

The Hoover Institution hosts the inaugural Renewing Indigenous Economies Policy Symposium, featuring a keynote with Hernando de Soto on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST.

Last year, the Hoover Institution launched its Renewing Indigenous Economies Research Initiative to understand what institutions work best for local peoples, economies, and cultures. The annual Indigenous Economies policy symposium will update the D.C. community on what has been called a “renaissance in tribal self-governance” and an “economic civil rights movement.” This year's event will feature the founders of the Alliance for Renewing Indigenous Economies, an international group of scholars and tribal leaders dedicated to secure land rights, self-government, and fiscal independence for indigenous communities.

Lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m.

12:00 PM: Welcome

Terry Anderson, John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

12:05 PM: Unlocking Dead Capital for Indigenous People

Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
Manny Jules, Chief Commissioner, First Nations Tax Commission   

1:30 PM: Adjourn

Members of the Press are encouraged to linger for interviews with tribal leaders and policymakers visiting from throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

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