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Accountability and transparency are the hallmarks of an open, honest government. Access to documents, meeting minutes and budgets helps keep American citizens engaged with their government. But in Indian Country, withholding information can be a systemic practice that impacts all tribal citizens. Without sunshine laws in Native communities, how does the public keep an eye on those who have power?
Kevin Kemper (Choctaw, Cherokee), research professor at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona
Tom Arviso (Navajo), publisher of the Navajo Times
Bryan Pollard (Cherokee), executive editor of the Cherokee Phoenix
Break Music: Double Up (song) Stoney Creek (artist) PowWow Trail Blazin: Recorded Live At ’07 Crow Fair (album)