Patrice Kunesh Plans Post-Pandemic Opportunity with Investment in Stronger Social, Educational and Economic Institutions for Native Communities

Patrice Kunesh ('89), Director at Peȟíŋ Haha Consulting, published an opinion piece in Indian Country Today advocating for economic diversification, balanced self-governance and inclusive prosperity to secure the future stability of Native communities ("Indian Country's Pandemic Recovery Plan," Apr. 21). "The work here will involve deep investments in enhanced educational opportunities from birth to adulthood, with an emphasis on quality early childhood development and workforce training. Moreover, embedded in this approach is the pursuit of structural changes and pathways to economic opportunities and resources. Overall economic and social life will be radically more equal for Native peoples."