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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course (02/03)
The tribe purchased the Sequoyah National Golf Club in 2014 and patrons are reporting happy experiences.
4th Circuit won't recognize tribal authority in online lending case 4th Circuit won't recognize tribal authority in online lending case (02/03)
An arbitration agreement that subjected consumers to the laws of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe cannot be enforced, the court determined.
Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized products Navajo Nation seeking millions of dollars for unauthorized products (02/02)
The Urban Outfitters retail company sold products labeled as 'Navajo' without the tribe's permission.
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay (02/01)
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.
Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm Lac Vieux Desert Band bolsters lending business with acquisition of service firm (01/27)
Chairman James Williams said the purchase will enable the tribe to continue growing its economy.
Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes Bill in Nebraska authorizes tax revenue agreements with tribes (01/26)
The bill also includes tax breaks for businesses on reservations and directs a portion of the state's community college levy to tribal colleges.
Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices Mark Trahant: A new era in energy development with low oil prices (01/26)
So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.
Apple improves hiring of Native Americans but level remains low Apple improves hiring of Native Americans but level remains low (01/20)
Only 271 Native American men and women worked at the California-based technology giant in 2015.
Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development (01/20)
Tribal bets on coal are coming at a bad time, both in terms of market-prices and meeting international agreements to reduce emissions.
Mohegan Tribe opens first location of Smashburger in Rhode Island Mohegan Tribe opens first location of Smashburger in Rhode Island (01/20)
The tribe plans to open up to 16 locations of the popular burger chain in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case (01/19)
The outcome will determine whether the village of Pender remains a part of the reservation in northeastern Nebraska.
Forest County Potawatomi Community purchases stake in bank Forest County Potawatomi Community purchases stake in bank (01/13)
The tribe continues to diversify its economy with an investment in Commerce State Bank of Wisconsin.
BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for New Mexico tribe BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for New Mexico tribe (01/05)
Ohkay Owingeh is the 23rd tribe to take advantage of the flexibility offered by the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act.
Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines (01/04)
Tigua Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, partnered with a winery in California to produce three wines that were given names in the Tigua language.
Native American Bank wins top lender designation from BIA Native American Bank wins top lender designation from BIA (12/18)
The bank has successfully participated in the BIA's Loan Guarantee, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Program for five years.
Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port (12/17)
Millions of dollars have been spent to date, and everyone involved in the Gateway Pacific Terminal project would be cheated by ending the process before it’s completed — none potentially more so than the Crow Tribe.
Capitol Hill compromise renews tax breaks for Indian Country Capitol Hill compromise renews tax breaks for Indian Country (12/16)
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act includes provisions aimed boosting employment and economic development on and near reservations.
Colville Tribes announce closure of plywood mill in early 2016 Colville Tribes announce closure of plywood mill in early 2016 (12/15)
The loss of a major customer, devastating fires and declining plywood prices were cited as reasons for the closure of Omak Wood Products.
Senate approves bill to streamline Indian energy development Senate approves bill to streamline Indian energy development (12/11)
S.209, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments, aims to reduce red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and give tribes greater control over their own resources.
Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington Suquamish Tribe debuts second marijuana outlet in Washington (12/09)
The tribe is imposing the same 37 percent tax as the state as well as an additional 8.2 percent tax on sales of marijuana at the Agate Dreams store.
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (12/07)
Mohawk journalist Doug George-Kanentiio discusses how implementation of the Jay Treaty can improve economic conditions for First Nations in Canada and tribes in the United States.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hosts $60M auto park (12/04)
The Scottsdale Autoshow will be located on 70 acres on the reservation and will house several auto dealerships and a special area for test drives.
Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments Winnebago Tribe corporation announces $107M in developments (12/04)
Ho-Chunk Inc. is investing in the Siouxland region, an area near the reservation that's home to many tribal members.
Chippewa Cree Tribe received $420M in federal funds over five years Chippewa Cree Tribe received $420M in federal funds over five years (12/03)
Tribal leaders, employees and associates have stolen millions of dollars through various theft, embezzlement and bribery schemes on the reservation.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation grows economy with olive oil brand Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation grows economy with olive oil brand (12/03)
The tribe grows olives at the Seka Hills farm and presses them into oil and its own mill.
Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bank Oneida Nation opens first branch location of tribal-owned bank (11/25)
The tribe started Bay Bank in 1995 and became the sole owner in 2000.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe won't give up plan for marijuana (11/20)
A Department of Justice policy generated a lot of interest in Indian Country but tribes remain cautious amid raids and legal concerns.
Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (11/18)
The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.
Plea deal entered in Chippewa Cree Tribe online lending case Plea deal entered in Chippewa Cree Tribe online lending case (11/17)
Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette are admitting to bribery, theft and income tax charges and have agreed to repay the tribe a total of $1.2 million.
Warm Springs Tribes schedule referendum on legal marijuana Warm Springs Tribes schedule referendum on legal marijuana (11/17)
An economic study predicted $173 million in net profits over seven years from a commercial marijuana facility.
Native Sun News: Trading post manager retires after 28 years Native Sun News: Trading post manager retires after 28 years (11/17)
After nearly three decades and countless memories, Sioux Trading Post Manager, Michael Lekberg of Prairie Edge Trading Co. and Galleries in downtown Rapid City is retiring.
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economy Lakota Country Times: Tribal college impacts the economy (11/16)
A new report just released by the college puts in to perspective just how large of a positive impact that Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has on the region.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge business keeps growing Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge business keeps growing (11/13)
Tom Wise had a dream to create a business that would support the Oglala Oyate and help alleviate the hardship of traveling long distances for basic necessities.
Squaxin Island Tribe set for grand opening of marijuana store Squaxin Island Tribe set for grand opening of marijuana store (11/12)
Elevation -- the first legal marijuana outlet in Indian Country -- will open at 4:20pm.
Squaxin Island Tribe to open marijuana store on November 12 Squaxin Island Tribe to open marijuana store on November 12 (11/10)
The store in Shelton, Washington, is the first marijuana retail outlet in Indian Country.

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