Tribes announce national economic consortium
A new group that will promote economic development in Indian Country is being announced next week at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The Native American Group encourages tribes to work together. Founding members include some of the most successful in the nation.

"We want to spread economic opportunity in Indian Country by encouraging more tribes to get into business and by offering more products and services to each other," said Richard Bowers, the vice chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, one of the founding members.

Other founding members include the Forest County Potawatomi Community and the Oneida Nation, both of Wisconsin; the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut; the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians in Oregon; the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado; the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota.

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Potawatomi, Oneida banding together in trade group (The Business Journal of Milwaukee 9/18)