Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)
Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.
Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)
Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.
Native American Bank acquires building for new headquarters and branch (February 1, 2018)
The Native American Bank is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denver, Colorado.
Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)
Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.
Hoopa Valley Tribe close to starting work on $5 million grocery store (January 25, 2018)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe plans to open a $5 million grocery store on the reservation in northern California this summer.
Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)
A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.
Strip club that bore name of Crazy Horse rebuked by federal court (January 24, 2018)
A strip club once named for the revered Lakota leader Crazy Horse was rebuked last week for abusing the court system as part of an employment lawsuit.
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business (January 24, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe does not now and probably never will know how to operate a business.
Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)
Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.
YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)
The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)
The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.
House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies (January 17, 2018)
H.R.4506, the Jobs for Tribes Act, promotes entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on agribusiness opportunities (January 16, 2018)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding its first hearing of 2018.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe takes action against three tobacco businesses (January 10, 2018)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and more than $100,000 in fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.
Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)
A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.
Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.
White Mountain Apache Tribe refutes Facebook post about closure of ski resort (December 14, 2017)
Don't believe everything you read on social media, the White Mountain Apache Tribe is saying.
Navajo Nation accusses Wells Fargo Bank of exploiting tribal citizens in new lawsuit (December 13, 2017)
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging the financial giant pressured tribal citizens into opening accounts and signed them up for debit and credit cards without their consent.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (December 12, 2017)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..
Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has been relatively uneventful so far for Indian Country but a little shakeup is on the way.
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.
Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)
Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe denies shakedown by chief of police for event on reservation (November 29, 2017)
Leaders of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are denying their chief of police attempted to extort money from the organizers of an event on the reservation.
The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal (November 27, 2017)
Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.
Agency that targets tribal lenders faces leadership test as rivals claim control (November 27, 2017)
A leadership struggle is emerging at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the independent federal agency that has targeted tribal lenders.
YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline (November 23, 2017)
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana consultant 'free' after state sentence (November 21, 2017)
A marijuana consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on a failed marijuana operation was sentenced in South Dakota for his role in the controversial case.
Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry (November 17, 2017)
The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.
Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny (November 14, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is making changes to a business loan program that has faced renewed scrutiny under the Trump administration.
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.
ProPublica: Your $20 million loan went bust? The Trump team will hire you (November 7, 2017)
A government watchdog found irregularities in a loan guarantee arranged by Gavin Clarkson for an Indian tribe. Now Clarkson is in charge of the program that is on the hook for the mess.
Leo Yankton sees an opportunity to bring economic development to Whiteclay, a long-vilified place where four beer stores sold the equivalent of nearly 4 million cans of beer a year until being shut down.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is set to recover more than $9.6 million from a former financial adviser who engaged in fraud.
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