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9th Circuit rejects treaty claims of Indian tobacco manufacturer (09/26)
Ruling is the latest setback to the King Mountain Tobacco Company, a privately owned enterprise on the reservation.

9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Cherokee Nation hires former White House advisor Kim Teehee (09/25)
Tribal member will serve as vice president of special projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Osage Nation to avoid FedEx due to association with NFL team (09/24)
The company pays for the naming rights to the stadium where the team plays and its president is a member of the team’s ownership group.

Glen Stankee: Seminole Tribe wins ruling in state taxation case (09/23)
The decision will likely have an impact on Native American tribes across the U.S.

Shinnecock Nation tightens regulation of tobacco businesses (09/22)
The tribe set up an oversight office and authorized a tax on the sale of tobacco products.

Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe keeps workers engaged (09/22)
Ron Allen, the chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, shares the results of the first survey of tribal employees.

Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (09/18)
Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.

Sen. Cantwell to introduce bill to end NFL's tax-exempt status (09/16)
The lawmaker said she was taking action because the NFL has done little to address the racist name of the Washington franchise.

Mohegan Tribe to open first Smashburger location in December (09/16)
The restaurant is part of the tribe's economic diversification effort.

Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (09/15)
At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.

Chippewa Cree Tribe only receives 4.5 percent of loan revenues (09/10)
The company that provides the technology for the business reportedly receives 95.5 percent.

Chippewa Cree Tribe was awarded $1.1M over payday loan deal (09/09)
The tribe's partner in an online loan business secretly funneled payments to three tribal members.

Barry Brandon: DOJ places a chokehold on tribal loan enterprises (09/09)
Barry Brandon, the executive director of the Native American Financial Services Association, blasts the Department of Justice for targeting tribal Internet loan businesses.

BSPR: Tobacco firm on Yakama Nation fights federal government (09/08)
A tobacco company based on the Yakama Nation in Washington was just told to pay $58 million in federal taxes.

Judge tells tobacco firm on Yakama Nation to pay $58M in taxes (09/05)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company cited the Yakama Treaty of 1855 and the General Allotment Act in a bid to gain a tax exemption.

Chippewa Cree Tribe sues online loan business partners for $13M (09/05)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is accusing its partners in an Internet lending business of theft and fraud.

Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy (09/04)
The $150 million Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the park.

Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake Nation (09/03)
The tribe was asking for a liquor-free buffer zone around the reservation.

9th Circuit hears case over Yakama Nation tobacco manufacturer (08/29)
The King Mountain Tobacco Company is citing the 1855 Yakama Treaty to protect its right to market goods without state interference.

MPR: Red Lake Nation opposes liquor license near dry reservation (08/29)
The tribe is asking Beltrami County, Minnesota, to create an alcohol-free buffer zone around the dry reservation.

Southern Ute Tribe invests $2B in big energy production system (08/28)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is expanding its energy production operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

7th Circuit bars tribal jurisdiction in Indian payday loan dispute (08/26)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a class action lawsuit against a defunct Indian payday lender after finding a lack of tribal court jurisdiction in the case.

Chickasaw Nation offers new blend of coffee made from chocolate (08/19)
The tribe is selling coffee in milk chocolate and dark chocolate flavors.

Native Sun News: Oglala man's business dealings under scrutiny (08/19)
Recent news reports surrounding the dealings of Raycen Raines has fueled speculation and rumors of what exactly the fairly new tribal member is up to.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hopes to draw tourists with two zip lines (08/15)
Two zip lines -- including one that will take visitors at speeds nearing 60 mph -- will open in October.

Native Sun News: WEWIN to honor entrepreneur Karlene Hunter (08/15)
A Lakota woman has been selected for honoring by an organization that celebrates and honors Native women.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe hosts RES conference in October (08/14)
The event will bring tribal leaders, federal officials and business owners together to promote opportunity in Indian Country.

Oneida Nation seeks dismissal of lawsuit over failed energy deal (08/14)
The tribe says it wasn't a party to agreements related to a controversial waste recycling plant.

Cedar Band of Paiute Indians market Twisted Cedar label of wine (08/13)
Proceeds from the label will go to tribal social services and other programs.

North Dakota tribe seeks to curb losses of natural gas to 'flaring' (08/07)
Energy companies would have to pay additional royalties for the wasted resources.

Hualapai Tribe finishes road to Grand Canyon tourist attraction (08/07)
Visitors can now enjoy a smooth ride to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

NPR: Grand Canyon developer says plan won't harm sacred sites (08/05)
NPR reports on a controversial Navajo Nation tourism project at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park.

Mohegan Tribe set to acquire team in National Lacrosse League (08/05)
The official announcement will be made at a press conference on Wednesday.

KUOW: Tightening the screws on tribal payday loan operations (07/31)
KUOW looks into the payday lending industry in Indian Country.

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