Personally I think this presents a realistic picture of the difficulties faced by Natives who choose to leave the rez and then come back to help their communities. There are some great things in this article. The White Mountain tribe has the opportunity right now to really make changes that will benefit everyone and many of those opportunities are because of the new ideas brought back to the tribe by young Natives who have gone off to college and come back to help change things. You can change your tribe and really help! However it is not always easy and sometimes you have to work from within the system to change it.
Think about what you would change about your home reservation or city if you could? How would you do it? How might a college education help? How would you overcome long-standing traditions or prejudice? Is nepotism or favoritism an issue in the government of your tribe? How might you address this issue?
Please respond to one of the above questions as you reflect on the article and as you write your response, reference either my comments in this post or someone else's comment. When you do state their username and say what you agreed with or disagreed with in their comment.