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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouseFiled Under: Business | Health | Law | National | Politics
Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (02/28)
Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (02/27)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposalFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (02/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generationsFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Tribes develop economies for the seven generations (02/07)
Advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructureFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (02/01)
As President Donald Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic effortsFiled Under: Business
Southern Ute Tribe hires one of its own to lead economic efforts (01/31)
Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.
Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation caseFiled Under: Business | Law
Osage Nation hails federal complaint in misappropriation case (01/30)
The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after former advisers who are accused of cheating the tribe out of at least $1 million.
Indian Country economic development group names new executiveFiled Under: Business | National
Indian Country economic development group names new executive (01/04)
Chris James joins the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as it marks its 50th anniversary.
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump (12/29)
'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'
Gavin Clarkson: A tribal economic contract with President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gavin Clarkson: A tribal economic contract with President Donald Trump (12/20)
'With the successful implementation of an Economic Contract with Indian country, President Trump could arguably become the best president ever for Indian country.'
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux TribeFiled Under: Business | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/12)
Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economiesFiled Under: Business | National | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (12/08)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
Nick Zaiac: Let tribes decide what to do with their own homelandsFiled Under: Opinion
Nick Zaiac: Let tribes decide what to do with their own homelands (12/07)
'The important thing is that people have a choice rather than having that choice dictated to them by Washington.'
Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana LegislatureFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indian Republican Jason Small wins seat in Montana Legislature (12/06)
Jason Small, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, is the lone Indian Republican in the Montana Legislature.
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nationsFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations (11/29)
Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.
Native Sun News Today: A new community emerges at Pine RidgeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: A new community emerges at Pine Ridge (11/15)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation works to empower Lakota youth and families.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coastFiled Under: Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans amusement park near coast (11/03)
The $500 million Owa project in Alabama includes an amusement park, hotel, retail and other amenities.
Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservationFiled Under: Business | Technology
Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation (10/25)
The North Carolina tribe plans to secure $100 million in financing for the project.
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulationsFiled Under: Business | National
Chemehuevi Tribe secures approval of HEARTH Act regulations (10/20)
The California tribe won't have to seek approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for every single business site lease.
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructureFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Indian Country still lacking in basic infrastructure (10/18)
'Forward-thinking tribes are looking for ways to diversify their industries to ensure their self-sufficiency, and some have been successful despite innate location challenges.'
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservationFiled Under: Business
Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation (10/18)
The southern California tribe now boasts a Starbucks and a Panda Express along a well-trafficked highway.
Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar developmentFiled Under: Business | Environment | Opinion | Technology
Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development (10/17)
'As privately held Indigenous nation chartered companies we sit in a unique position.'
Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlementFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement (10/06)
The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversyFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation development plan stirs controversy (09/30)
The tension surrounding the Grand Canyon Escalade on Navajo land has ratcheted up as the Navajo tribal council introduced a bill proposing the development.
President Barack Obama signs bill to promote Native tourism into lawFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
President Barack Obama signs bill to promote Native tourism into law (09/26)
The NATIVE Act makes a simple change that supporters hope will send more tourism dollars to Native communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meetingFiled Under: Business | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (09/19)
Bills to reform the Indian Health Service and improve economic development opportunities in Indian Country are on the agenda.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe aims to boost economic opportunitiesFiled Under: Business | National
Northern Cheyenne Tribe aims to boost economic opportunities (09/14)
The Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation is expanding its portfolio with a laundromat, a second gas station and a mall for local businesses.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since breakFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since break (09/06)
Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in OklahomaFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma (08/30)
When our businesses are doing well, so are our people, our communities and our state.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four billsFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (08/29)
Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facilityFiled Under: Business
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (08/29)
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellowFiled Under: National
Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellow (08/26)
Sharice Davids is an attorney, entrepreneur and mixed-martial arts enthusiast.
Puyallup Tribe acquires golf course within reservation boundariesFiled Under: Business | Sports
Puyallup Tribe acquires golf course within reservation boundaries (08/24)
The Washington tribe has reclaimed a portion of its reservation.
Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribesFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Issues to consider when doing business with tribes (08/23)
More advice from a business leader on the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona.
GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success'Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
GOP candidate blames tribal culture for lack of economic 'success' (08/22)
Greg Gianforte has reached out to tribes in Montana but apparently hasn't made many friends.
Indian Country business group announces departure of top executiveFiled Under: Business | National
Indian Country business group announces departure of top executive (08/19)
Gary Davis, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, spent four years at the helm of Indian Country's premiere economic development organization.
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firmFiled Under: Business
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm (08/18)
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are partners in PRC Composites.
Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribesFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Charles Carlyle: Questions to ask when doing business with tribes (08/15)
Understanding the right questions to ask is critical to any successful site selection process and given the right environment, a Native location might be the best answer.
Ernest Stevens: Sorry but tribal sovereignty isn't some 'loophole'Filed Under: Opinion
Ernest Stevens: Sorry but tribal sovereignty isn't some 'loophole' (08/11)
Tribal leaders are working to reform laws that respect tribal sovereignty, cut down economic barriers, provide incentives for entrepreneurs and provide tribal governments with equal access to tools that other governments enjoy.
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereigntyFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe promotes food sovereignty (08/04)
The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation’s Food Sovereignty Initiative hosted a community meal, along with other activities, to showcase the progress of their huge garden.
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards $947K for economic developmentFiled Under: Business | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards $947K for economic development (08/02)
Twenty tribes and one Alaska Native corporation will evaluate and identify economic opportunities in their communities.
Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to the massesFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to the masses (07/21)
When I was growing up in Pine Ridge we were shown only a few pathways to success.
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic systemFiled Under: Opinion
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic system (07/18)
If we keep doing what we have been doing, nothing will change.
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program (07/15)
S.1443 updates the 477 Program that helps tribes consolidate employment, education and training-related grants.
Morongo Band opens new office for First Californian Credit UnionFiled Under: Business
Morongo Band opens new office for First Californian Credit Union (07/14)
The California tribe hosted a grand opening for the flagship offices on Monday, July 11.
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol HillFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill (07/14)
The NATIVE Act does something simple but lawmakers say it will help draw more people, and their dollars, to Native communities.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic SummitFiled Under: Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic Summit (07/06)
RES Oklahoma will bring together tribal leaders, elected officials, industry leaders and the American Indian business community to collaborate and network in an innovative and entrepreneurial atmosphere.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theaterFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater (06/23)
Construction is wrapping up on the 7th Generation Cinema in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and it's slated to open in the next few weeks.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to discuss rural programsFiled Under: Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to discuss rural programs (06/20)
Tribes and tribal colleges have benefited from grants, loans and other programs at the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development.
Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the groundFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground (06/20)
Coal is a paradox for several Native American communities.
Oglala Sioux Tribe responds to allegations in massive bond scamFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe responds to allegations in massive bond scam (06/09)
President John Yellow Bird Steele said the tribe and an economic development entity on the reservation were 'victims' in the $60 million scheme.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meetingFiled Under: Business | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (06/09)
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meetingFiled Under: Business | Health | Opinion
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (06/06)
The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (06/06)
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansionFiled Under: Business | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on $30M retail expansion (06/03)
A new grocery story, fast food restaurant, gas station and other amenities are coming to the Fourwinds Market in Siren, Wisconsin.
Gary Davis of NCAIED joins Small Business Administration councilFiled Under: Business | National
Gary Davis of NCAIED joins Small Business Administration council (05/26)
The president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will work on issues facing business in underserved communities.
Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading postFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post (05/26)
A housing development and a walking / biking path are sprouting up at the Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post in New Mexico.
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economyFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (05/20)
Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.
Morongo Band to explore business opportunities with South KoreaFiled Under: Business | World
Morongo Band to explore business opportunities with South Korea (05/19)
Areas of interest include hospitality, culture, entertainment, retail, commercial, green technology, transportation and construction

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