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Gary Davis of NCAIED joins Small Business Administration council 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 post 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.
Agua Caliente Band launches software development company Agua Caliente Band launches software development company (05/25)
Fusion Resource Solutions develops applications and software for the hospitality industry.
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (05/24)
Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.
Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case Long wait hints at Supreme Court tie in closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case (05/23)
It's official -- a closely-watched tribal jurisdiction case is now the oldest on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy 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 Korea 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
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (05/19)
Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.
Native Sun News: Native tattoo shop celebrates first anniversary Native Sun News: Native tattoo shop celebrates first anniversary (05/19)
Opening a business and keeping doors open for a year is a true accomplishment and has been a sacred journey for Paul Fiddler, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant Warm Springs Tribes secure vote against proposed water plant (05/18)
Nestle, the world's largest food company, wanted to tap into a spring in the tribe's treaty territory.
Bail revoked for defendant in Oglala Sioux Tribe bond scheme Bail revoked for defendant in Oglala Sioux Tribe bond scheme (05/18)
Jason Galanis and six other defendants -- including his father -- are facing criminal and civil charges in connection with the multi-million dollar scheme.
Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute Still no decision from Supreme Court in tribal jurisdiction dispute (05/16)
It's been 161 days since the justices heard arguments in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Mohegan Tribe reaches deal to develop site of former hospital Mohegan Tribe reaches deal to develop site of former hospital (05/13)
The tribe plans to invest up to $600 million in a project that would include office space, retail locations, entertainment options and possibly housing.
Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme Seven accused of defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe in bond scheme (05/12)
Federal authorities accused the defendants of cheating a tribal corporation and investors of more than $60 million.
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (05/12)
Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.
Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract Indian business owner sues Southern Ute Tribe for failed contract (05/11)
Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.
Muckleshoot Tribe aims to develop land by sacred Snoqualmie Falls Muckleshoot Tribe aims to develop land by sacred Snoqualmie Falls (05/10)
The Snoqualmie Tribe has been opposing efforts to develop land near the falls, which are known for their healing powers.
Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business Ben Thiel: USDA loan helps young Indian rancher grow her business (05/09)
We’re committed to helping producers build strong farming and ranching communities, while helping them to manage their risks as they grow their business.
Native Sun News: Large  biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte Native Sun News: Large biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte (05/09)
County commissioners bestowed their blessing on the 'World’s Largest Biker Bar' over the objections of a Lakota grandmother and educator who said the action would allow development of an adult entertainment venue too close to the sacred site of Mato Paha.
Dean Chavers: Late Mississippi Choctaw chief Phillip Martin broke new ground for Indian Country Dean Chavers: Late Mississippi Choctaw chief Phillip Martin broke new ground for Indian Country (05/09)
When Chief Martin passed away on February 4, 2010, he left his tribe in the most successful position of almost any of the 567 tribes in the U.S.
Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center Member of Seminole Tribe seeks closure of primate research center (05/06)
Samuel Tommie is accusing the Primate Products facility of keeping monkeys in unhealthy and unsafe conditions.
Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart (05/06)
The 11th annual Dance of the Spring Moon is getting some major exposure at the Walmart in Pembroke, North Carolina.
Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana (05/06)
The tribe will be the first in Oregon to enter the marijuana industry and appears to have the blessing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Editorial: Empowerment zone slips away on Pine Ridge Reservation Editorial: Empowerment zone slips away on Pine Ridge Reservation (05/06)
In 1999 President Bill Clinton issued an Empowerment Zone authorization to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and then initially funded it to the tune of $10 million dollars to be expended over a 10 year period. How did that work out?
Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation (05/05)
The tribe is still deciding what to do with the land but Chairman Darwin St. Clair said economic development was the goal.
Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar (05/05)
A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (05/03)
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (04/27)
The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.
Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings Mohegan Tribe continues efforts to diversify economic holdings (04/22)
The tribe is actively engaged in new business ventures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (04/20)
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.
Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck Non-Indian woman faces criticism over 'Pow Wow Fried' food truck (04/18)
Signage for the new food truck features a teepee and a child in some sort of headdress.
California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again California Tribal Business Alliance welcomes Chukchansi Tribe again (04/18)
The Pala Band of Luiseño Indians is no longer the sole member of the organization.
Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy (04/14)
Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.
Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation Warm Springs Tribes close timber mill after decades of operation (04/13)
The Warm Springs Forest Products Industries has been experiencing serious financial issues.
Lending firm accused of stealing $3.5M from Chippewa Cree Tribe Lending firm accused of stealing $3.5M from Chippewa Cree Tribe (04/13)
The case stems from a long-running investigation into corruption on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.

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