Hannahville Indian Community is a small Indian reservation experiencing more social division. With less than 400 employable tribal members living on the reservation, poverty is still an issue as more professional jobs are created. Historically most tribal government programs give preference to tribal members. Preference standards are applied in an attempt to alleviate racial, class and other discriminatory acts portrayed upon Indian populations for centuries.
Tribal members and their governments have acquired the right to conduct gaming but this has not improved the overall economic status of the tribal member. According to the U.S. Census of 2016, the Hannahville Indian community had 167 households with 67 of those households still at or below earning 25,000 dollars per year.
When examining the employment figures from 2016 one finds that most jobs are being obtained by non-tribal members as the workforce and its employees have outgrown the employable tribal member population by more than 2 to 1 as employment exceeds 850 employees. The structure of many of the departments we find the number non tribal members exceeding employed tribal members.
Evaluation data used by government and management officials employed by the tribal government indicate that most departs are not comprised of many tribal members. The data provided indicates most departments in the casino (enterprises) and community (government) are employing mostly non-Indian people. This contributes to the lower wages paid to households of tribal members living on the reservation.
According the the 2016 US Census report numbers most of the 186 jobs held by tribal member in the Hannahville Indian Community are low level positions in arts and entertainment. Education places second with employment of tribal members while Public administration comprises of 22 tribal members. These people are largely responsible for the employment investments, policy and legal authority and enforcement. These tribal members are representative government officials where educational standards and other policies are not applicable. Many sitting tribal members representatives are now government executive members who are exempt from prosecution when manipulating and abusing social systems.
Less than 6% of the tribal 186 people had a Bachelors degree or higher in 2016. This number has increased as this tribal member has also obtained a bachelors degree in business management but no room at the inn, so to speak, as tribal corruption and underhanded politics are rewarded with pay raises, bonuses and merit increases for mostly accountable personnel, who employ 1 tribal member.
The next evaluation is to demonstrate how many women are comprised of salaried positions in tribal government offices such as health and accounting.