your internet resource on facebook on twitter on Google+ on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Delvin Cree: Tribal communities help America's economy grow

Filed Under: Opinion
More on: barack obama, delvin cree, economy, employment, energy

The State of the Union Address this week by President Barack Obama may have lifted the spirits of tribal members in search of employment opportunities.

It is evident jobs on the country's reservations are scarce. Tribes need to pay attention the next few weeks, if not months, to actions in Congress. Additional job creation could happen if Obama's proposed ideas are taken seriously by Democratic, Republican and independent lawmakers.

In his speech, the president proposed cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. He continued to say, "But I also want to work with this Congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and water."

It is apparent oil and gas exploration will continue. But he also proposed an Energy Security Trust "that will drive new research and technology to shift cars and trucks off oil for good." In a sense, Obama's ideas will create some employment opportunities in both oil exploration and the clean energy market for years to come.

Much change will happen during the process of eliminating the country's dependence on current energy practices and moving towards renewable development. In the meantime, environmental issues will continue to be of concern, especially among tribal members who have an interest in how energy is being produced. It's time the country's leaders take seriously the concerns tribal nations are voicing on the environment.

Jobs are important and they help the economy improve. But creating a sustainable environment needs to happen too. We as a country have to evaluate what would be the best solution.

During his State of the Union, Obama noted that the country is finally poised to control our own energy future. With Obama's plan, the economy will get better and will grow, more importantly, with assistance from tribal communities.

Delvin Cree is a freelance journalist. He was also the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa's Oil and Gas Specialist. He is a frequent contributor to the tribe's newspaper, The Turtle Mountain Times, as well as and Indian Country Today Media Network, both national news outlets for Indian Country.

Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News Today: Sheriff makes biggest #NoDAPL roundup (10/27)
Democracy Now: Dakota Access security guards weren't licensed (10/27)
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth center stresses safety (10/27)
James Giago Davies: Corruption keeps the privileged in power (10/27)
Dana Lone Hill: Indian people won't stop fighting for our rights (10/27)
Dave Archambault Sr.: Dehumanizing the #NoDAPL movement (10/27)
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth (10/27)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees decline in business at casino (10/27)
Republican Donald Trump invested in Dakota Access Pipeline (10/27)
The Sioux Chef on track to open indigenous restaurant in 2017 (10/27)
Yakama Nation secures $30M loan to expand utility company (10/27)
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory (10/27)
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)
Seneca Nation on track to complete $40M expansion at casino (10/27)
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino (10/27)
Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand (10/26)
Native candidate in South Dakota gets a big boost from Obama (10/26)
Landowners from Bad River Band see $6.6M in buy-back offers (10/26)
Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (10/26)
Former Obama administration official joins Native owned firm (10/26)
Justice Department opens criminal databases to more tribes (10/26)
Mark Trahant: Native candidates for Congress in final stretch (10/26)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe reacts to shootings (10/26)
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge football team impresses (10/26)
Brandon Ecoffey: Strong fixes needed for reservation crime (10/26)
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian Country (10/26)
Steve Russell: The magic of Donald Trump's 'plan' for America (10/26)
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (10/26)
Haskell University expelled student who was victim of assault (10/26)
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory (10/26)
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (10/26)
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)
First Nations casino in Saskatchewan pays out $1.5M jackpot (10/26)
Dakota Access ramps up spending on lobbying and politicians (10/25)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe presses Obama on Dakota Access (10/25)
Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Vegas (10/25)
Mark Trahant: Native candidates benefit from Clinton landslide (10/25)
Lakota Country Times: Shooting pushes Pine Ridge into action (10/25)
Native Sun News Today: Sisters want police help for stolen car (10/25)
Delphine Red Shirt: Teach the language like our elders wanted (10/25)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.