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26 February 2024 Tribal Business News Staff
Here’s this week’s rundown of new funding opportunities, people on the move, events, jobs and federal contracting awards.
25 Feb
The White House on Friday announced that President Joe Biden plans to appoint the top executive of the nation's premier organization focused on American Indian and Alaska Native economic development...
February 19
A federal judge in Seattle has ordered the removal of a segment of Washington’s Electron Dam from the Puyallup River, marking a win for environmental preservation and the protection of endangered...
February 22
The Catawba Nation has assumed full control of Two Kings Resort Casino in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, paving the way for future expansions of the site.
February 25
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, resigned effective Saturday, Feb. 24, after nearly five years at the helm of the organization.
Amid a troubling decline in salmon that’s affecting tribal subsistence in Alaska, a new proposal by two federal agencies would give Alaska Natives a seat at the table — three of them, actually — in...
Tribal partners working with the US Forest Service have a chance to bolster their capacity for wildfire fighting and prevention projects thanks to a $500 million investment announced by the USDA...
 
Here’s this week’s rundown of new funding opportunities, people on the move, events, jobs and federal contracting awards.
Dancing at powwows and seeing her dad heavily involved with Native American ceremonies when she was growing up, Amanda Wilson (Comanche/Quapaw) recognized that there was a lack of Indigenous men’s fashion.
A settlement between the state of Colorado and Kansas-based debt collector TrueAccord will refund $500,000 to borrowers who defaulted on loans issued by tribal lending entities.
Ahead of the March launch of online sports betting in North Carolina, the Eastern Band of Cherokee has announced a partnership with Caesars Entertainment to offer online betting.
A northern California-based nonprofit said last week that it committed a $3 million program-related investment to Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace, a Denver-based company that specializes in Native American food.
On Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin its first-ever tribal consultation on developing policy to protect genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions of Indigenous peoples.
Here’s our monthly roundup of recent landback deals, trust acquisitions, and other real estate deals involving Native American tribes and Indigenous businesses.
A joint venture involving a Navajo-owned technology solutions firm said last week it had secured an award with the federal government's Defense Health Agency (DHA) on a contract that has a ceiling value of $2.4 billion.
Growing up in the ‘80s, Tom Ramos remembers going to pow wows with his relatives to set up vending booths in hopes of making it through tough holiday seasons. Between the upfront charges for booths and other event costs, Ramos’ family would have to clear $125 in sales before they saw a dollar’s worth of profit.
Haskell Indian Nations University said it plans to launch an agriculture business degree program as part of a new partnership with the Bureau of Indian Education and the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF).
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) said it will provide grant funding to six tribal projects through a collaboration with the US Forest Service.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) posted a notice-of-funding-opportunity on Feb. 20 for federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations to participate in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program.