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Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon
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Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project
Business | Environment | National

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation
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Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.

House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills
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House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.

Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation
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Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
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Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
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Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.

Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
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Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.

New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country
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New bill repeals old prohibition on distilleries in Indian Country (March 19, 2018)

A vestige of a paternalistic era might finally be coming down, leading to more economic development in Indian Country.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty
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Winnebago Tribe sees power from solar energy as boost to sovereignty (March 7, 2018)

For the Winnebago Tribe, the battle for sovereignty is taking place in a field near a car dealership and on roofs across their reservation.

Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments
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Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments (March 5, 2018)

An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business
Business | Opinion

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.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
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Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)

A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies
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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.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
National | Politics

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
Business

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.

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress
National | Politics

Indian Country left behind as Republicans push tax cuts through Congress (December 19, 2017)

A $1.5 trillion tax reform bill represents a rare and now missed opportunity to address the many economic development disparities in Indian Country, Democratic members of Congress said.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
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Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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.