Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)

The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.

Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is making changes to a business loan program that has faced renewed scrutiny under the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)

The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion (November 8, 2017)

The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.

ProPublica: Your $20 million loan went bust? The Trump team will hire you (November 7, 2017)

A government watchdog found irregularities in a loan guarantee arranged by Gavin Clarkson for an Indian tribe. Now Clarkson is in charge of the program that is on the hook for the mess.

Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy (November 7, 2017)

Leo Yankton sees an opportunity to bring economic development to Whiteclay, a long-vilified place where four beer stores sold the equivalent of nearly 4 million cans of beer a year until being shut down.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set to recover more than $9 million from former broker (November 3, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is set to recover more than $9.6 million from a former financial adviser who engaged in fraud.

Cronkite News: Tribes left out of Republican push for tax reform in Washington (November 2, 2017)

A day before Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash (November 1, 2017)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.

Navajo Nation Council votes against controversial Grand Canyon development (November 1, 2017)

Plans for the Navajo Nation to develop land near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona appear to be dead.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio (October 31, 2017)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation continues efforts to diversify its economy.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities (October 31, 2017)

Last year, the Cherokee Nation had a financial impact of more than $2 billion in our great state of Oklahoma.

Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.

Bureau of Indian Affairs official tied to failed loan for Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (October 31, 2017)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on economic development issues is linked to a failed loan for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tax reform policy (October 30, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up tax reform as Republicans prepare to unveil a major policy bill.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)

With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

Spokane Tribe throws hat into ring for potentially lucrative Amazon headquarters (October 26, 2017)

The Spokane Tribe is among the many communities seeking to host a second headquarters for online retailer Amazon.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation (October 25, 2017)

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is already looking for ways to expand its brand new marijuana business in Nevada.

Osage Nation clears another hurdle in long-running fight with wind farm in Oklahoma (October 24, 2017)

The Osage Nation has cleared another hurdle its long-running dispute with a wind farm in Oklahoma but the battle is far from over.

National Congress of American Indians backs Native component for trade agreement (October 24, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Alaska Native corporation gets business up and running after devastating hurricane (October 23, 2017)

A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation is back in business after its operations thousands of miles away in Puerto Rico were affected by Hurricane Maria.

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)

Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)

If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed (October 4, 2017)

The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

Osage Nation secures landmark decision in dispute over construction of wind farm (September 18, 2017)

A landmark decision from a federal appeals court clears the way for the Osage Nation to recover damages from the operators of a contested wind farm in Oklahoma.

Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site (September 14, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute (September 8, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.