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Obesity in Indian Country Is Mostly the Same; Why That's Incremental Progress


August 21, 2017

The most fundamental question about government is this: Does it work? When does government — tribal, state or federal — actually make a difference in our lives?

There are two ways to answer that question, data and story. Data tells what happens over time, a reference point that ought to provide the proof of self-government. But story is what we tell ourselves about what works, and more often, what does not work. Ideally data and story lead us to the same conclusion.


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