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Better Life for American Indians Is 'Not About a Handout'

November 11, 2013
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Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the School of Criminal Justice, says the state of affairs for American Indians and Native Alaskans is potentially improving in an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.

"Among policy makers inside and outside of Indian country, I sense a willingness to explore new methods of achieving a positive way forward—methods that are meaningful, measurable and scalable," Ross says. "To do nothing, to keep the Indians, in essence, 'on reserve,' is to waste a heritage. And that, absolutely and with finality, damages our nation."

Read the op-ed.

Learn more about Prof. Ross.