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Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (04/27)
The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings (04/22)
The tribe is actively engaged in new business ventures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (04/20)
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (04/18)
Signage for the new food truck features a teepee and a child in some sort of headdress.
California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again (04/18)
The Pala Band of Luiseño Indians is no longer the sole member of the organization.
Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy (04/14)
Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.
Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation (04/13)
The Warm Springs Forest Products Industries has been experiencing serious financial issues.
Lending firm accused of stealing $3.5M from Chippewa Cree Tribe Lending firm accused of stealing $3.5M from Chippewa Cree Tribe (04/13)
The case stems from a long-running investigation into corruption on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.
Randall Akee: More support needed for lending in Indian Country Randall Akee: More support needed for lending in Indian Country (04/11)
Borrowing and access to capital is an important means by which most individuals and households are able to buy homes, automobiles and send their children (and themselves) to school.
Mille Lacs Band expands economy with $6.9M purchase of resort Mille Lacs Band expands economy with $6.9M purchase of resort (04/08)
The acquisition of the Big Sandy Lodge & Resort adds to the Minnesota tribe's hospitality ventures.
Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case Law Article: Seminole Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear tax case (04/08)
Litigation involving the state taxation of Indian tribes and associated activities performed on Indian lands has grown in recent years given the increase in the number and scope of for-profit transactions engaged in by Indian tribes and non-Indian businesses.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist lends a hand to colleagues Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist lends a hand to colleagues (04/07)
For many artists on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it is difficult to acquire the skills necessary to become self-sustaining.
Lakota Country Times: Former Oglala police officers start new firm Lakota Country Times: Former Oglala police officers start new firm (04/05)
Two former employees of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Department have branched out on their own to start a new and innovative business.
Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goods Navajo Nation can seek damages for sales of unauthorized goods (04/04)
Judge Bruce Black cleared the way for the tribe to seek millions of dollars from fashion retailer Urban Outfitters.
Chippewa Cree Tribe yet to emerge from wide-ranging scandal Chippewa Cree Tribe yet to emerge from wide-ranging scandal (03/29)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana has uncovered a significant number of crimes on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in the last few years.
Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/29)
Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.
Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park' Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park' (03/25)
The proposal dates back several years but it hasn't advanced to construction because the tribe has been focusing on other big-ticket items on the North Carolina reservation.
Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes Kansas Legislature approves tobacco compacts with two tribes (03/24)
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.
Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule (03/23)
A rule that hasn't been updated in 30 years is once again being delayed by the Obama administration.
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (03/23)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.
Russell Begaye: Tribes face obstacles to economic development Russell Begaye: Tribes face obstacles to economic development (03/21)
This week, many tribes from across the country will gather in Las Vegas for the Res 2016 convention, to celebrate business successes, seek out new business opportunities and find innovative ways to get around common barriers many of us face.
Native Sun News: Montana grant program open to tribal members Native Sun News: Montana grant program open to tribal members (03/18)
Under the recently expanded Montana Indian Equity Fund for Small Business, tribal members can apply for grants of up to $14,000 to start or expand a small business, both off and on reservation.
Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand again in murder trial Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand again in murder trial (03/17)
In U.S. District Court in Eastern Washington, former Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall was asked about the friendly nature of his business relationship with James Henrikson and Sarah Creveling, including trips to Las Vegas and Dallas.
BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for Shakopee Tribe (03/15)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will no longer have to seek approval for every business site lease.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions business proposal Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions business proposal (03/11)
At a recent Oglala Sioux Tribe Finance Committee meeting, embattled financial consultant Gary Ruse pled for a contract renewal.
Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (03/10)
The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.
Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand in murder for hire trial Native Sun News: Tex Hall takes the stand in murder for hire trial (03/10)
A motley crew of court witnesses ranging from heroin dealers, thieves and oil investors, were among dozens of witnesses that helped unravel the story of two murders tied to a Fort Berthold Reservation tribal oil business and land deal.
Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community Dollar General defends plan to open in majority Native community (03/08)
Native Americans represent nearly 55 percent of the population in Chiloquin, Oregon, and the billion-dollar company wants to open a store there.
Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards Morongo Band debuts flagship location for Hadley Fruit Orchards (03/03)
The 12,500 square-foot store offers Hadley's famed date shakes along with nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit and other food products.
Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico (03/02)
Ultra Health just signed a deal with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada and hopes to announce one with at least one tribe in New Mexico.
Native Sun News: Tribal activist rallies against global trade partnership Native Sun News: Tribal activist rallies against global trade partnership (03/02)
At rally here against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, tribal member Chase Iron Eyes told the crowd he mistrusts the federal trade and public policy measure, partly because of Indians’ bad experience with treaties.
Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challenge Klamath Tribes oppose Dollar General store due to court challenge (03/01)
The publicly-traded company is refusing to submit to tribal jurisdiction in a case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry Las Vegas Paiute Tribe plans to enter medical marijuana industry (02/29)
The tribe broke ground on a medical dispensary on its reservation in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, and a separate facility on its reservation northwest of the city.
Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (02/25)
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business Family from Quapaw Tribe enters marijuana consulting business (02/25)
Flying Eagle Advisors is led by Thomas Mathews, the current vice chairman of the tribe, and his father, J.R. Mathews, a former chairman and former vice chairman of the tribe.

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