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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.

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.

Oglala Sioux Tribe delays decision on role on national park land
Environment | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe delays decision on role on national park land (December 14, 2016)
A referendum for a tribal national park has been on hold for more than two years now.

John Thune: Celebrating the contributions of our tribal nations
Opinion
John Thune: Celebrating the contributions of our tribal nations (October 6, 2016)
South Dakotans celebrate Native American Day as a way to recognize and pay tribute to the unique and traditional cultures of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota nations.

Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Hualapai Tribe pushes for water rights settlement (October 6, 2016)
The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.

President Barack Obama signs bill to promote Native tourism into law
Business | National | Politics
President Barack Obama signs bill to promote Native tourism into law (September 26, 2016)
The NATIVE Act makes a simple change that supporters hope will send more tourism dollars to Native communities.

House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism
Business | Education | Health | National | Politics
House easily approves bills for Native youth and tribal tourism (September 13, 2016)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are non-controversial although neither comes with federal funds.

House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills
Business | Education | Health | National | Politics
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (September 12, 2016)
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.

Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill
Business | National | Politics
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill (July 14, 2016)
The NATIVE Act does something simple but lawmakers say it will help draw more people, and their dollars, to Native communities.

House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup
Business | Politics | Trust
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (July 11, 2016)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.

Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute
Business | Law | National
Supreme Court puts an end to another tribal jurisdiction dispute (June 28, 2016)
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.

Jicarilla Apache Nation draws true believers for conference on UFOs
National | Technology
Jicarilla Apache Nation draws true believers for conference on UFOs (May 10, 2016)
Tribal members and other people have reported seeing unusual objects in the skies over the reservation in northern New Mexico.

Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans
Business | National | Politics
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (April 27, 2016)
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.

Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park'
Business
Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park' (March 25, 2016)
The proposal dates back several years but it hasn't advanced to construction because the tribe has been focusing on other big-ticket items on the North Carolina reservation.

Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors
Environment | Opinion
Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors (March 14, 2016)
Put down your smartphone or tablet, or, better yet, leave those at home so you won’t be interrupted.

Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 25, 2016)
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 23, 2016)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.

House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 18, 2016)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.

Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decades
National
Miccosukee Tribe's alligator wrestler retires after three decades (January 6, 2016)
Rocky Jim, Jr. learned how to handle the large and potentially dangerous animals from his father.

Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Opinion
Tim Giago: The irony of the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (November 5, 2015)
There is a historic marker west of Custer, South Dakota, that reads in part: 'Historic Sites, Buffalo Rock – Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black Hills in 1887.'

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
Business | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (October 7, 2015)
S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, and H.R.487, a bill to benefit the Miami Nation, are considered non-controversial.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting
Business | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules business meeting (October 5, 2015)
H.R.487, a bill to allow the Miami Nation of Oklahoma to lease or sell certain lands, and S.1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, are on the agenda.

Travel: Every member of Havasupai Tribe speaks their language
National
Travel: Every member of Havasupai Tribe speaks their language (September 4, 2015)
Havasupai remains the first language on the remote reservation in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

La Jolla Band welcomes visitors to longest zip line in California
Business | National
La Jolla Band welcomes visitors to longest zip line in California (September 1, 2015)
The La Jolla Zip Zoom ZipLine opens to the public just in time for the Labor Day Weekend.

Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people'
Environment | Health | Law | National
Navajo Leader: 'This is an assault on who we are as Dine people' (August 11, 2015)
A top New Mexico official revealed that the Southern Ute Tribe and not the Environmental Protection Agency first notified the state about the environmental catastrophe.

Navajo Nation to sue EPA over release of mine waste into waters
Environment | Health | Law | National
Navajo Nation to sue EPA over release of mine waste into waters (August 10, 2015)
About three million gallons of orange-colored waste from an abandoned mine in Colorado has traveled downstream to the Navajo Nation.

Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker visits Bay Mills Community
Business | National
Commerce Blog: Secretary Pritzker visits Bay Mills Community (August 4, 2015)
Keeping Indian Country 'Open for Business' is a high priority for the Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration.

Lakota Country Times: Group seeks to boost Pine Ridge tourism
Business | National
Lakota Country Times: Group seeks to boost Pine Ridge tourism (July 31, 2015)
Millions of people visit South Dakota's numerous attractions every year but most bypass the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News: Deadwood mayor welcomes Native culture
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Native Sun News: Deadwood mayor welcomes Native culture (July 24, 2015)
Once a lawless town illegally acquired during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874 through the broken Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, Deadwood has since become a booming tourist destination and continuing economic commodity of South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Crow Tribe collaborates on Bighorn rest area (June 22, 2015)
At the 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Battle, thousands of visitors will throng to the third most popular tourist attraction in Montana.

Native Sun News: Indian art market opens in downtown Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Indian art market opens in downtown Rapid City (June 19, 2015)
The first He Sapa Center for Performing Arts Northern Plains Art Market opened with the artistry of top notch up-and-coming Native American musicians.

Hualapai Tribe mired in litigation over Grand Canyon Skywalk
Business | Law
Hualapai Tribe mired in litigation over Grand Canyon Skywalk (June 10, 2015)
A public relations firm, a law firm and a firm started by a late non-Indian developer are duking it out in federal court.

Renae Yellowhorse: Navajo Nation can't cede power to outsiders
Environment | Opinion
Renae Yellowhorse: Navajo Nation can't cede power to outsiders (May 27, 2015)
Under the re-awakening of Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez, it is our hope that land users and residents will finally gain peace of mind.

Editorial: Navajo Nation leader makes right call on Grand Canyon
Opinion
Editorial: Navajo Nation leader makes right call on Grand Canyon (May 26, 2015)
The Navajo Nation desperately needs jobs and economic development — real economic development, as opposed to a destructive fantasy.

New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project
Environment | National | Politics
New Navajo Nation leader won't pursue Grand Canyon project (May 14, 2015)
President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.

Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of  Navajo Nation
National | Politics
Russell Begaye takes oath as new president of Navajo Nation (May 13, 2015)
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe aims to draw in tourists with new business
Arts & Entertainment | Business
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe aims to draw in tourists with new business (May 1, 2015)
The Ute Mountain Indian Trading Company and Gallery will be opening at the site of a popular art gallery and studio.

Havasupai Tribe still trying to regain control of domain names
Business | Law | Technology
Havasupai Tribe still trying to regain control of domain names (April 10, 2015)
An outside consultant has refused to transfer the names despite their importance to the tribe's tourism economy.

Mescalero Apache Nation holds grand opening for first zip line
Business | National
Mescalero Apache Nation holds grand opening for first zip line (February 20, 2015)
The Apache Wind Rider Ziptour starts at an elevation of 11,500 feet, making it the highest zip tour in the world.

AIANTA: Acoma Pueblo potter Mary Lowden shares life stories
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
AIANTA: Acoma Pueblo potter Mary Lowden shares life stories (February 6, 2015)
Mary Lowden’s figures tell the stories of her life and the life of her village at Acoma Pueblo.

Chairman of Havasupai Tribe welcomes marijuana opportunity
Business | Law | National
Chairman of Havasupai Tribe welcomes marijuana opportunity (February 5, 2015)
The tribe's economy largely depends on tourism but marijuana could change that.

Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center
National
Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center (January 22, 2015)
Organizers of a Native American events center that will benefit Indians living in and around Sacred He Sapa is closer to becoming a reality.

Developers pursue $1B project on Navajo land by Grand Canyon
Environment | National
Developers pursue $1B project on Navajo land by Grand Canyon (December 4, 2014)
The project includes restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, a trailer park and a tramway that would take visitors to the bottom of the canyon.

USDA Blog: Hualapai Tribe celebrates opening of critical road
Business
USDA Blog: Hualapai Tribe celebrates opening of critical road (November 7, 2014)
USDA Rural Development provided a $13 million grant and loan to help the tribe complete the $35 million road.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe buckles to pressure on park
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe buckles to pressure on park (October 17, 2014)
The Oglala Sioux Tribal council has now reversed itself and has voted to send a decision to build a first of its kind Tribal National park to a referendum vote.

Travel: Remote parks on Navajo Nation are an 'extraordinary find'
National
Travel: Remote parks on Navajo Nation are an 'extraordinary find' (September 15, 2014)
Writer pays a visit to some parks on the Navajo Nation and find some hidden gems.

Editorial: Think hard about Navajo Nation project in Grand Canyon
Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Think hard about Navajo Nation project in Grand Canyon (September 8, 2014)
Newspaper urges leaders of the Navajo Nation to exercise great caution while considering a tourism project in Grand Canyon National Park.

Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy
Business | Environment | National
Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy (September 4, 2014)
The $150 million Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the park.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hopes to draw tourists with two zip lines
Business
Mescalero Apache Tribe hopes to draw tourists with two zip lines (August 15, 2014)
Two zip lines -- including one that will take visitors at speeds nearing 60 mph -- will open in October.

Hualapai Tribe finishes road to Grand Canyon tourist attraction
Business | Environment
Hualapai Tribe finishes road to Grand Canyon tourist attraction (August 7, 2014)
Visitors can now enjoy a smooth ride to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Senate candidate backs holocaust memorial at Wounded Knee
National | Politics
Senate candidate backs holocaust memorial at Wounded Knee (July 18, 2014)
Larry Pressler said the museum could be built with state and federal funds.

NPS worried about Navajo Nation's Grand Canyon tourism plans
Environment | National
NPS worried about Navajo Nation's Grand Canyon tourism plans (July 7, 2014)
The Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the Grand Canyon.

Opinion: Chief Osceola deserves better treatment in tour guide
Opinion
Opinion: Chief Osceola deserves better treatment in tour guide (June 4, 2014)
Writer says Chief Osceola deserves a better description in a tour guide for Fort Moultrie, where he died as a prisoner of war.

Hualapai Tribe enters settlement on Skywalk tourist attraction
Business | Law | National
Hualapai Tribe enters settlement on Skywalk tourist attraction (April 25, 2014)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona reached a settlement regarding the operation of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Hualapai Tribe withdraws upriver rafting trips in Grand Canyon
Business | Environment
Hualapai Tribe withdraws upriver rafting trips in Grand Canyon (February 6, 2014)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is withdrawing plans for upriver rafting trips in the Grand Canyon.

Hualapai Tribe sued for taking over business on reservation
Business | Law
Hualapai Tribe sued for taking over business on reservation (January 31, 2014)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is being sued by a former non-Indian partner.

Law Article: Hualapai Tribe in dispute over tourism business
Business | Law
Law Article: Hualapai Tribe in dispute over tourism business (January 28, 2014)
Attorney recaps dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

Supreme Court won't hear Hualapai Tribe  Skywalk dispute
Business | Law
Supreme Court won't hear Hualapai Tribe Skywalk dispute (December 17, 2013)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a petition in Grand Canyon Skywalk Development v. Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, a business dispute involving the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

BIA reaches agreement on road to Hualapai Tribe   tourist site
Business | National
BIA reaches agreement on road to Hualapai Tribe tourist site (November 19, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has reached an agreement to continue work on a road for the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

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