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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota (January 18, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Jeffrey Whalen: We need a plan to improve our reservation economy
Jeffrey Whalen: We need a plan to improve our reservation economy (January 8, 2019)

We hear over and over again that Oglala Lakota County is the poorest in the nation.


Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty (December 19, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.


New law opens the door for distilleries in Indian Country
New law opens the door for distilleries in Indian Country (December 13, 2018)

A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.


Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials
Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials (December 11, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.


Congress sends two more Indian Country bills to Trump
Congress sends two more Indian Country bills to Trump (November 28, 2018)

The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.


Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor
Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (November 7, 2018)

Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.


Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens
Sandra Jeff: Gavin Clarkson is the right candidate for Native citizens (October 29, 2018)

I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.


Tulalip Tribes lose decision in closely-watched dual taxation case
Tulalip Tribes lose decision in closely-watched dual taxation case (October 5, 2018)

Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.


George Wilson: Want to know what tribal corruption looks like?
George Wilson: Want to know what tribal corruption looks like? (September 27, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has wasted so many opportunities that it is almost impossible to list them all.


Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation
Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation (September 24, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.


Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman
Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman (September 17, 2018)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has a new leader.


'We still have a lot of work to do': Tribes unite as lawmakers promise action
'We still have a lot of work to do': Tribes unite as lawmakers promise action (September 13, 2018)

Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.


'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump
'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump (September 12, 2018)

Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development (September 5, 2018)

The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.


Warm Springs Tribes confirm closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa
Warm Springs Tribes confirm closure of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa (August 29, 2018)

Efforts to save the storied Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa in Oregon have failed.


Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office
Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office (August 28, 2018)

The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.


Native American Business Incubator steps in to fill void
Native American Business Incubator steps in to fill void (August 22, 2018)

Native-owned companies have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (August 8, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Native American Bank prepares for big move
Native American Bank prepares for big move (August 3, 2018)

A bank established by the late Elouise Cobell is preparing for the next step in its evolution.


Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development
Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development (July 25, 2018)

Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.


'Long overdue': Congress finalizes bill for Apache water project
'Long overdue': Congress finalizes bill for Apache water project (July 24, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes benefit from a bill that gained final approval in Congress.


Witness list for hearing on tribal homelands and economic development bills
Witness list for hearing on tribal homelands and economic development bills (July 23, 2018)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on tribal homelands and economic development bills.


Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision
Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision (July 23, 2018)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a water project and two Pueblo tribes with economic development efforts has been revived.


Elders of Warm Springs Tribes protest plan to close resort
Elders of Warm Springs Tribes protest plan to close resort (July 20, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are planning to close a resort on the reservation and elders aren't happy about it.


Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid
Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid (July 19, 2018)

The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives
Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives (July 19, 2018)

Tribal economic independence is the long term goal of the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.


Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case
Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case (July 5, 2018)

Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.


States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation
States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (June 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.


Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.


Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project
Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.


Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation
Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.


House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.


Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.


Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.


Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.


Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.


Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.


New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country
New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country (March 19, 2018)

A vestige of a paternalistic era might finally be coming down, leading to more economic development in Indian Country.


Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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.


Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.


Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments
Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments (March 5, 2018)

An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.


Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business
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.


Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.


House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies
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.


Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.


Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.


Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
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.


Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.


Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.


Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)

The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco
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..


Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)

Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.


Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)

President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.


ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program
ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program (November 15, 2017)

A senior official in charge of a federal loan guarantee program resigned after ProPublica reported his prior role in obtaining a guarantee under the same program as part of a deal that failed.


Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.


Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny
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
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.