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Indian Health Service Buy Indian Act
The Indian Health Service is expanding opportunities for Indian-owned businesses with a new rule for the Buy Indian Act.
Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.
Winnebago Tribe Solar
“Solar warriors” are touting the benefits to tribes of solar power, both as economic development and as a sustainable energy solution.
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From seafood to information technology to staffing consultation, tribes are finding additional markets in foreign countries.
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Leadership, initiative, dedication. Those are the three words inscribed on the National Center for American Indian Economic Development’s 40 Under 40 badge.
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Native America Calling will check in with some Native sellers about the joys and difficulties of doing business at a crucial time of year.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
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A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.
Cherokee Nation
The workers employed by Cherokee Nation take care of all of us.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration concludes the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 16, 2021.
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Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.
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Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders.
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As a tribe, we are building programs and making strategic investments that will benefit Cherokee citizens, families, communities and neighbors for generations to come.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
National Indian Gaming Commission - Gross Gaming Revenues GGR 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted fiscal year 2020 gross gaming revenues for tribes across the nation.
Navajo Generating Station
Navajo and Hopi leaders addressed the need to move away from economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remain elusive.
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A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4 percent of all women-owned businesses.
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Native tourism destinations are among the popular places attracting sightseers and tribes, cultural centers, businesses and artists have all felt the economic hit from the pandemic.
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Native people typically face higher unemployment conditions than the population as a whole.
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Some talented young people are making marks in the Native business world.
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Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.
House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
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Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.
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Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.
Supai Grand Canyon
After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.
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The founders and publishers of Native Business Magazine will offer advice for budding businesses, whether it’s a roadside food stand or a financial consulting firm.
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Oklahoma’s first Native-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer.
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Native America Calling will get an update on the marijuana industry as tribal economic development.
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The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Native communities.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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“Rebuilding and consolidating Tribal homelands supports not only Native cultures, languages, and communities, but also Tribal businesses that help make economies for both Tribes and surrounding communities thrive,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.