Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)
Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.
Red Lake Nation calls for removal of oil pipelines from reservation (March 16, 2018)
'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'
Tulalip Tribes head to trial in closely-watched dual taxation case (March 14, 2018)
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country?
Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)
A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.
Agua Caliente Band opposes proposal to ban short term rentals (March 13, 2018)
Sites like Airbnb are boasting tens of thousands of stays in Palm Springs, California, but some want to change that.
The nomination of Tara Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is being held up due to her ties to a Native corporation.
Jason Brown, a jeweler and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, had to put up with being called 'Big Indian' and even hearing the n-word at work.
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry with the opening of High Point in Washington.
An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.
Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes (February 20, 2018)
The Trump administration continues to chart a dramatic new course for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency that targeted tribal lending businesses during the Obama era.
Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement (February 19, 2018)
Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal.
Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)
Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.
Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)
Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.
Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch (February 1, 2018)
The Native American Bank is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denver, Colorado.
Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)
The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.
Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)
Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.
Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.
Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)
A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.
Strip club that bore name of Crazy Horse rebuked by federal court (January 24, 2018)
A strip club once named for the revered Lakota leader Crazy Horse was rebuked last week for abusing the court system as part of an employment lawsuit.
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business (January 24, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe does not now and probably never will know how to operate a business.
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.
YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)
The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)
The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.
House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies (January 17, 2018)
H.R.4506, the Jobs for Tribes Act, promotes entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on agribusiness opportunities (January 16, 2018)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding its first hearing of 2018.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe takes action against three tobacco businesses (January 10, 2018)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and more than $100,000 in fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.
Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)
A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.
Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.
White Mountain Apache Tribe refutes Facebook post about closure of ski resort (December 14, 2017)
Don't believe everything you read on social media, the White Mountain Apache Tribe is saying.
Navajo Nation accusses Wells Fargo Bank of exploiting tribal citizens in new lawsuit (December 13, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging the financial giant pressured tribal citizens into opening accounts and signed them up for debit and credit cards without their consent.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (December 12, 2017)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..
Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)
Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe denies shakedown by chief of police for event on reservation (November 29, 2017)
Leaders of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are denying their chief of police attempted to extort money from the organizers of an event on the reservation.
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