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Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Alex White Plume aims to grow hemp on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/30)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe allows hemp to be cultivated but federal agents in the past contended the plant was a drug.

Filed Under: Business | Canada | Opinion
Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations (03/16)
Though admittedly different than the land and treaty rights involved in the Kapyong case, the Agua Caliente model is an impressive example of how negotiation and compromise can effectively function.

Filed Under: Business | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe starts business arm (03/16)
Recently, the Tribal Council decided to turn management of three tribal businesses over to a separate entity, the Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation.

Filed Under: Business | National
Lynn Armitage: KBIC entrepreneur helps other Indian businesses (03/12)
If Thomas Carlson has his way, all Indian businesses would be listed on a new website he launched this past January called

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Jason Small: Northern Cheyenne Tribe must develop resources (03/10)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has stagnated since the early 1980s at which point there was the potential in the future for energy development and the promise of prosperity.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Consider marijuana and hemp in Indian Country (03/05)
Could tribes stop that economic drain with a local marijuana economy? There are some larger economic benefits, for both hemp or marijuana, as well as risks.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ray Cook: Indian Country should say yes to cultivation of hemp (02/23)
In most cases, as with gaming, successful recreational and medicinal marijuana production would eventually and quickly serve a saturated market, one with experienced growers ready and able to turn legal at the drop of a hat.

Filed Under: Business
Mohegan Tribe enters another deal for restaurant franchises (02/19)
The tribe will be opening 10 locations of Jersey Mike's Subs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Tribal colleges essential to develop economies (02/13)
Congress has recognized the importance and the value of tribal colleges.

Filed Under: Business | Education | Law | Technology
Arizona conference focuses on tribal e-commerce opportunity (02/10)
The Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is sponsoring the event.

Filed Under: Opinion
Alfred Walking Bull: Move slowly on marijuana in Indian Country (02/09)
The growth and sale of cannabis on Indian reservations are not the great sustainer we would like them to be.

Filed Under: Business | National
Native Sun News: Loan spurs business at Cheyenne River Sioux (02/06)
The Four Bands Community Fund is on a mission to create economic opportunity by helping people build strong and sustainable small businesses and increase their financial capability to create assets and wealth.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Chairman of Havasupai Tribe welcomes marijuana opportunity (02/05)
The tribe's economy largely depends on tourism but marijuana could change that.

Filed Under: Business
Seminole Tribe drops second attempt to join banking industry (02/03)
Two deals to acquire banks have now fallen through.

Filed Under: Business | Health | National
Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses (01/30)
Agriculture is already a key part of the Quapaw economy.

Filed Under: Business
Morongo Band to debut first tribally-owned Taco Bell next week (01/27)
The tribe is the majority owner of the establishment, which is located on the reservation and right off a busy interstate.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country (01/23)
We need a structure to prepare people for jobs that don’t yet exist.

Filed Under: Business
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe expands economy with grilled cheese eatery (01/06)
The tribe's economic development company will bring five Tom + Chee locations to Texas.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Legal marijuana could bring dramatic changes for tribes (01/05)
The potential economic implications of easing Federal prosecution of marijuana on Native lands cannot be overstated.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Legal marijuana is the last thing Indian Country needs (12/24)
The editors at Bloomberg View don't think a new Department of Justice policy on marijuana is good for Indian Country.

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