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Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico
Cronkite News: President Trump repeats threat to close U.S. border with Mexico (April 2, 2019)

'We’ll keep it closed for a long time, I’m not playing games,' the president said.


Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers
Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers (April 1, 2019)

'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'


Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution
Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution (February 27, 2019)

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.


Chris Winters: What did we expect from Trump's State of the Union?
Chris Winters: What did we expect from Trump's State of the Union? (February 6, 2019)

A clear alternative to the prevailing nihilism followed the president’s State of the Union address.


Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy
Cronkite News: Shutdown took $11 billion toll on America's economy (January 29, 2019)

The five-week government shutdown shaved as much as $11 billion off the real gross domestic product, according to the Congressional Budget Office.


Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future
Tim Bradner: Native corporations are investing in Alaska's future (June 10, 2016)

Alaska's Native corporations, which are financially strong and stable, are investing and keeping Alaskans employed.


Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017
Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 (May 17, 2016)

As the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, we’re ready to move to a venue with partners who share our goals and values and support our traditions and cultures.


Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fight
Steve Russell: GOP goes with scare tactics in mininum wage fight (April 13, 2016)

The GOP line is that a minimum wage 'kills jobs.' You know, like Obamacare was supposed to do?


Isadore Day: First Nations can 'supercharge' Canada's economy
Isadore Day: First Nations can 'supercharge' Canada's economy (September 7, 2015)

The cold hard truth is First Nations have been in economic depression since Canada carved out the first postage-stamp size reserves over 200 years ago.


Bill John Baker: New era of opportunity on the Cherokee Nation
Bill John Baker: New era of opportunity on the Cherokee Nation (August 10, 2015)

During the next four years, I believe you will see tremendous positive changes for the Cherokee Nation—better than anything you’ve witnessed before.


Lynn Gehl: It's time to decolonize indigenous fundraising efforts
Lynn Gehl: It's time to decolonize indigenous fundraising efforts (August 10, 2015)

Indigenous people have many governance teachings that outline an Indigenous moral code and criteria set.


Native Sun News Editorial: Native community rises in Rapid City
Native Sun News Editorial: Native community rises in Rapid City (August 4, 2015)

There is something happening in Rapid City that is unusual and for the most part unnoticed.


Steve Russell: Tribal governments face 'public money' challenge
Steve Russell: Tribal governments face 'public money' challenge (June 4, 2015)

President Obama, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and much of the chattering class are focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that will be a major symbol of Obama’s 'pivot to Asia'—if it happens.


Steve Russell: Some more lessons in bargain basement investing
Steve Russell: Some more lessons in bargain basement investing (April 9, 2015)

One of the earliest surprises I got from wading into stock picking was that good news for Main Street is often seen by Wall Street as bad news.


Mark Trahant: Leave oil in ground and address climate change
Mark Trahant: Leave oil in ground and address climate change (April 3, 2015)

Could we be nearing the moment to really address climate change? A quick answer is 'no.' Of course not.


Opinion: MazaCoin offers economic freedom for Indian Country
Opinion: MazaCoin offers economic freedom for Indian Country (February 12, 2015)

Cryptocurrencies like MazaCoin threaten to undermine the imposed Western-dominated capitalist structure that has long trapped indigenous peoples in a cycle of poverty and exploitative violence.


Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency
Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (September 18, 2014)

Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.


Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money now
Mark Trahant: Cure the US deficit by spending more money now (August 13, 2014)

Of course, the easiest way to balance the budget is to press ahead with health care reform.


Blog: Mazacoin set to become first tribal sovereign currency
Blog: Mazacoin set to become first tribal sovereign currency (February 7, 2014)

A project to mine digital currency for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is underway.


Oglala Sioux Tribe looks to start 'MazaCoin' digital currency
Oglala Sioux Tribe looks to start 'MazaCoin' digital currency (January 7, 2014)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota could be the first in Indian Country to develop its own digital currency.


Elrae Potts: Unfair tax system places burden on Indian Country
Elrae Potts: Unfair tax system places burden on Indian Country (November 7, 2013)

As a long-time advocate for children in the Native American communities, I can confidently report that Indian child services are not the place to look for budgetary fat.


Mark Trahant: Fiscal crisis threatens pockets of every American
Mark Trahant: Fiscal crisis threatens pockets of every American (October 16, 2013)

The Fiscal Yahoo Caucus of the United States Congress is ready to reach into your family wallet and grab cash.


Yakama Nation shares  per capita from trust fund settlement
Yakama Nation shares per capita from trust fund settlement (October 14, 2013)

The Yakama Nation of Washington shared its trust fund settlement with its members but the amount of the per capita payment was not reported.


Mark Trahant: Federal shutdown poses risk in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Federal shutdown poses risk in Indian Country (September 30, 2013)

So Tuesday at midnight the federal government should post a sign that reads: Closed for Business.


Editorial: Cherokee Nation an  'economic dynamo' in Oklahoma
Editorial: Cherokee Nation an 'economic dynamo' in Oklahoma (September 19, 2013)

Newspaper praises Cherokee Nation as economic powerhouse and a good neighbor in Oklahoma.


Cherokee Nation  reports $1.3B impact on Oklahoma economy
Cherokee Nation reports $1.3B impact on Oklahoma economy (September 17, 2013)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be releasing an economic impact report today.


Eastern Cherokees report   growth in assets after recession
Eastern Cherokees report growth in assets after recession (July 23, 2013)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has seen steady growth in its assets after seeing a dip during the recession.


Stephanie Woodard: Series on Crow Creek Sioux Tribe  boycott
Stephanie Woodard: Series on Crow Creek Sioux Tribe boycott (June 25, 2013)

Indian Country Today is running a series from Stephanie Woodard on an economic boycott by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe.


Mark Trahant: United States on voluntary walk into deflation
Mark Trahant: United States on voluntary walk into deflation (June 24, 2013)

You would think that the broader economy would be part of any discussion about austerity. If the economy is getting stronger, well, then government budget cuts are more easily absorbed.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country invisible in data driven society
Mark Trahant: Indian Country invisible in data driven society (June 10, 2013)

The 21st century is a world where data -- bits of information about what we do, what we say, and how we spend money -- has become as important as the story narrative.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester (May 20, 2013)

Indian Country has already been hit hard by the sequester.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country  left behind as jobs evaporate
Mark Trahant: Indian Country left behind as jobs evaporate (May 6, 2013)

The Hamilton Project chart reveals that once the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) began to phase down – and state and local governments struggled to balance their budgets...


Mark Trahant: Budget resolution running up against deadline
Mark Trahant: Budget resolution running up against deadline (March 18, 2013)

Three words to think about as we near the next budget fight on Capitol Hill: Austerity has limits. As I have written often, I view the austerity trend as a...


Mark Trahant: Congress continues  a path to destructive course
Mark Trahant: Congress continues a path to destructive course (March 6, 2013)

There was an interesting economic debate Monday night on the Charlie Rose show. Paul Krugman, columnist for the New York Times, made his case for Keynesian economics, the idea that...


Mark Trahant: There's no shortcut to avert the budget sequester
Mark Trahant: There's no shortcut to avert the budget sequester (March 1, 2013)

There is no shortcut to end the sequester. It's here because there are real, deep divisions about the nature of the problem. Those divisions will not be resolved by compromise,...


Mark Trahant: Sequestration lands    big blow  on Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Sequestration lands big blow on Indian Country (February 28, 2013)

Native journalist and blogger Mark Trahant analyzes the impending sequester: And so austerity begins across the United States. On March 1, a few hours from now, the federal government will...


Delvin Cree: Tribal communities   help America's economy grow
Delvin Cree: Tribal communities help America's economy grow (February 15, 2013)

The State of the Union Address this week by President Barack Obama may have lifted the spirits of tribal members in search of employment opportunities. It is evident jobs on...


MPR: Tribes across the nation look to diversify their economy
MPR: Tribes across the nation look to diversify their economy (February 14, 2013)

"The economic growth of tribal nations and threats to Indian gambling revenues have propelled tribes around the country to expand beyond gaming in recent years. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska,...


Mark Trahant: Indian Country set to feel   pain with  sequester
Mark Trahant: Indian Country set to feel pain with sequester (February 13, 2013)

"In Congress there is much talk of “pain” ahead. We are three weeks away from the sequester and about a month away from the expiration of the budget, last year’s...


Mark Trahant: Government  shrinking even without sequester
Mark Trahant: Government shrinking even without sequester (January 31, 2013)

"Will bad news delay the sequester? Wednesday the government released the fourth quarter’s Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and service produced by labor in the United States. That...


Opinion:      Indian Agriculture Act could    bolster tribal economies
Opinion: Indian Agriculture Act could bolster tribal economies (November 30, 2012)

"The Intertribal Agriculture Council, formed in 1987, has now celebrated its 25th anniversary. According to its Executive Director, Ross Racine of Montana the mission is “To provide a unified effort...


Editorial: Chickasaw Nation prepares for possible sequestration
Editorial: Chickasaw Nation prepares for possible sequestration (October 31, 2012)

"The modern history of the Chickasaw Nation has been one of growing self-reliance, willingness to engage new ideas and trust in our people's skills and abilities to move our tribe...


Daniel Garza: Broken promises keeping Indian Country  behind
Daniel Garza: Broken promises keeping Indian Country behind (October 12, 2012)

"The Yakama Nation covers an area of approximately 1.2 million acres, has about 10,000 enrolled members, and is overseen by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of...


Tim Giago: Native people are no longer   'vanishing Americans'
Tim Giago: Native people are no longer 'vanishing Americans' (September 10, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota At the turn of the 20th century Native Americans were known as the “Vanishing Americans.” And...


Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation
Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation (August 21, 2012)

President Barack Obama won't be there but the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is still excited to welcome his re-election team to the reservation today. Campaign representatives and other supporters will...


Jerry Isaac/Aaron Schutt: Alaska Natives contribute to economy
Jerry Isaac/Aaron Schutt: Alaska Natives contribute to economy (June 25, 2012)

"There are more than 70 Alaska Native organizations, including Doyon, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Native Association and Interior Regional Housing Authority, based out of Interior Alaska’s vast landscape. The organizations...


Report shows economic impact of Alaska Native organizations
Report shows economic impact of Alaska Native organizations (June 12, 2012)

Alaska Native corporations and organizations contributed $300 million to the economy in interior Alaska in 2010, according to a new report. The report looked at for-profit and non-profit Alaska Native...


Native Sun News: State seeks tribe's help with energy impacts
Native Sun News: State seeks tribe's help with energy impacts (May 16, 2012)

Correction: Due to an error in posting by Indianz.Com, the dateline of the story incorrectly placed Spearfish in the wrong state. Spearfish is located in South Dakota. The following story...


Opinion: Chumash report ignores land-into-trust issues
Opinion: Chumash report ignores land-into-trust issues (April 20, 2012)

"Completely absent from this analysis are a number of impacts that paint an entirely different picture, and substantiate many people’s belief that this report is just an attempt to provide...


Chumash Tribe cites economic benefits of land-into-trust
Chumash Tribe cites economic benefits of land-into-trust (April 11, 2012)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California released a report that shows the economic benefits of placing land in trust. The tribe wants 1,400 acres in trust, of...


Charles Trimble: Lessons from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Charles Trimble: Lessons from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (April 2, 2012)

A March 28th article from the Associated Press told of problems at the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s Foxwoods Casino complex in Connecticut, the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere. The story,...


Editorial: Cherokee Nation's economic empire keeps growing
Editorial: Cherokee Nation's economic empire keeps growing (February 15, 2012)

"The Cherokee Nation this week reminded Oklahomans of the contributions the sovereign nation makes to the state of Oklahoma. The Cherokee Nation Economic Impact Report, based on figures through the...


Cherokee Nation study shows major  impact on the economy
Cherokee Nation study shows major impact on the economy (February 14, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation has a $1.06 billion impact on the economy in northeast Oklahoma, according to a report commissioned by the tribe. The Tulsa World said the tribe provides $401...


Merle St. Claire: Economic development is the only solution
Merle St. Claire: Economic development is the only solution (February 13, 2012)

"“An Indian Reservation in Crime’s Deadly Grip” correctly draws attention to the problems of Indian reservations in the United States. Especially striking was the statistic that more than 80 percent...


Column: Mississippi Choctaw chief renews    economy focus
Column: Mississippi Choctaw chief renews economy focus (February 2, 2012)

"Choctaw tribal chief Phyliss Anderson restored and reopened Phillip M's at the Pearl River Resort last week. She also signaled her intent to renew the economic policies so successfully implemented...


Harold Monteau: Money still rules, even in Indian Country
Harold Monteau: Money still rules, even in Indian Country (February 2, 2012)

"What in the heck is a “plutarchy”? Well, it certainly is not an America where Pluto is the president. It is a composite word from the word “plutocracy” which means...


Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation  still among poorest
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation still among poorest (January 25, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Shannon County, located in its entirety on the Pine Ridge Reservation, historically remains one...


Chase Iron Eyes: Indian Country can  join Occupy movement
Chase Iron Eyes: Indian Country can join Occupy movement (December 22, 2011)

"The Occupy Movement may very well lack in a coordinated leadership, goals, and other hierarchic organization that mainstream is calling for; as if to say the movement is illegitimate until...


Mark Trahant: Federal budget bill a transition to bigger cuts
Mark Trahant: Federal budget bill a transition to bigger cuts (December 19, 2011)

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Era of Contraction -- the shrinking of the federal government -- and what that policy means to Indian Country. Only not...


Mark Trahant: Payroll tax debate matters in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Payroll tax debate matters in Indian Country (December 12, 2011)

Congress has a long to-do list to complete before the end of the year. It must enact a budget, either a real one, or for most federal agencies, a Continuing...