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Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.
The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.
Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.
Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
Small businesses are our lifeline and represent a bright future for tribes in Oklahoma.
Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.
Fewer than half the households on tribal lands in Arizona have access to broadband internet, and only one exceeds the state average.
Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.
An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
The Trump administration has put a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the chopping block.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.
Over the past 20 years, the courts have validated long-standing claims by First Nations that Canadian governments have systematically ignored and violated the terms of treaties negotiated between 1871 and 1921.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all of northeast Oklahoma.
Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers
With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.
The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.
On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.
Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.
America has plenty of money for corporate welfare and defense contractors. Why so little for tribal citizens?
Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.
'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.
We hear over and over again that Oglala Lakota County is the poorest in the nation.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.
A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.
The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.
I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has wasted so many opportunities that it is almost impossible to list them all.
The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has a new leader.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.
The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.
Efforts to save the storied Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa in Oregon have failed.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
Native-owned companies have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.
The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.
Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.
Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes benefit from a bill that gained final approval in Congress.