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Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities
Opinion | Technology
Gyasi Ross: What the demise of net neutrality means for our Native communities (December 18, 2017)
The digital divide, already wide in Indian Country, just got a LOT bigger, Gyasi Ross writes on The Huffington Post.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco
Business
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..

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)
Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
National | Politics
Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program
National | Politics
ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program (November 15, 2017)
A senior official in charge of a federal loan guarantee program resigned after ProPublica reported his prior role in obtaining a guarantee under the same program as part of a deal that failed.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
National | Politics
Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.

Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny
Business | National | Politics
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.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)
The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

ProPublica: Your $20 million loan went bust? The Trump team will hire you
Business | National | Politics
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.

Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy
Business | National
Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy (November 7, 2017)
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.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio
Business
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio (October 31, 2017)
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation continues efforts to diversify its economy.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities (October 31, 2017)
Last year, the Cherokee Nation had a financial impact of more than $2 billion in our great state of Oklahoma.

Bureau of Indian Affairs official tied to failed loan for Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Business | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs official tied to failed loan for Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (October 31, 2017)
A Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on economic development issues is linked to a failed loan for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tax reform policy
Business | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tax reform policy (October 30, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up tax reform as Republicans prepare to unveil a major policy bill.

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform
Business | National | Politics
Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (October 26, 2017)
With Indian Country's standing within the Trump administration still in flux, tribal leaders are turning to Congress to include them in tax reform efforts.

Spokane Tribe throws hat into ring for potentially lucrative Amazon headquarters
Business | National | Technology
Spokane Tribe throws hat into ring for potentially lucrative Amazon headquarters (October 26, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is among the many communities seeking to host a second headquarters for online retailer Amazon.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
Business | National | Politics
Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)
Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations
National | Politics | Trust
Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)
The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.

Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy
Environment | National
Colorado River Indian Tribes look to water rights as potential boost for economy (September 26, 2017)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are interested in leasing their water rights to entities throughout Arizona.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge (September 8, 2017)
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.

Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.

White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation
Business | National
White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation (August 9, 2017)
The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million
Business
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million (August 8, 2017)
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is adding a second gas station to its economic development enterprise in Washington.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
Business | National | Politics
Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists
Business | Opinion
Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists (August 3, 2017)
Our tribal leadership must find the balance between marketing, product development and governmental community services or the Cherokee community will suffer the loss, editor Robert Jumper writes in The Cherokee One Feather.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
Business | National | Politics
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company
Business
Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company (July 13, 2017)
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has entered the coffee industry.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing
Education | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community
National
BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community (July 10, 2017)
On South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, Nick Tilsen is upending entrenched poverty and rebuilding his Lakota community.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)
It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule
Education | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill
Opinion
Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill (June 26, 2017)
President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development, write attorneys Marshall Matz and Gary Baise in Indian Country Media Network.

Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader
Business | Law | National
Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)
Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties
Opinion | Politics
Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties (June 21, 2017)
Tribal treaty rights protect more than cultural and spiritual values, they protect the ability of tribal members to earn a living, attorney Bryan Newland writes on the influential Turtle Talk blog.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)
The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women'
Business | National
Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women' (June 1, 2017)
Jane Russell Winiecki of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be featured in the 'Most Influential Women in Arizona Business' issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects
National
Choctaw Nation on a development boom with dozens of projects (May 31, 2017)
The Choctaw Nation is busy with 40 projects, including a $219 million headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (May 17, 2017)
Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting
Business | Education | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (May 15, 2017)
Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.

Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Oil money brings better life to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (May 15, 2017)
If they accomplish all the plans the reservation will be a better place and other areas of the state will get a boost.

Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others
Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (May 9, 2017)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park
Business
Poarch Band of Creek Indians start hiring for big amusement park (May 4, 2017)
The Park at OWA is set to debut in mid-July with 21 rides along the Alabama coast.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy (May 1, 2017)
Today, more than ever, the Cherokee Nation is an essential part of the economic fabric of our great state

Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp
Business | Law | National | Politics
Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp (April 24, 2017)
Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.

Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more
Business
Meskwaki Tribe diversifies economy with barbecue sauces and more (April 21, 2017)
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.

Mohegan Tribe wins approval to develop site of former hospital
Business
Mohegan Tribe wins approval to develop site of former hospital (April 19, 2017)
The tribe plans to invest up to $600 million on a large entertainment, retail and housing complex in Norwich, Connecticut.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics
Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)
A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal (April 5, 2017)
The so-called 'New Indian Deal' emphasized tribal self-government, economic recovery, and revitalization of cultural identity.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting
Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (March 29, 2017)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef
Business
Mohegan Tribe enters partnership with celebrity barbecue chef (March 29, 2017)
The Connecticut-based tribe continues efforts to diversify its economy.

Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL
Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)
The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills
Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (March 27, 2017)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.

Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation
National
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 22, 2017)
Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Supply store for Lakota artists opens on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Supply store for Lakota artists opens on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (March 14, 2017)
Lakota artists, an integral part of the economic mix on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, can now purchase their supplies closer to home.

Clarence O'Berry: Buying America back -- one business at a time
Business | Opinion
Clarence O'Berry: Buying America back -- one business at a time (March 14, 2017)
Mandaree Enterprises: It is about tribal businesses working strategically and collaboratively to position the Native American community.

Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule
Business | Law | National
Water agency dealt setback in challenge to Bureau of Indian Affairs rule (March 7, 2017)
It's been a bad day in court for a local government entity in southern California.

Tiffany Midge: Prepare for Donald Trump's next executive order!
Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: Prepare for Donald Trump's next executive order! (March 2, 2017)
Next up for President Trump: tackling the world being flat and the Easter Bunny being real.

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