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13 September 2021 Chez Oxendine
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Roughly 70 percent of contracts on Navajo Nation go to non-Navajo businesses, which drags 70 cents out of every dollar the tribe spends off of the reservation.
PESHAWBESTOWN, Mich. — In passing a marijuana ordinance this month, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians aims to get into the cannabis industry to help diversify its revenue streams.
PEMBROKE, N.C. — The business arm of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina aims to leverage Native American advantages in federal contracting to help grow the tribe’s economy.
August 30 Gaming
WASHINGTON — E. Sequoyah Simermeyer was confirmed by the Senate to become chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission in November 2019. Just four months later, the world, including many of the...
September 03 Entrepreneurism
WASHINGTON — Proposed federal legislation in the U.S. House aims to give Native American-owned small businesses a stronger voice within the Small Business Administration.

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WASHINGTON — As the first Native American woman confirmed to the role of general counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Janie Simms Hipp returns to the agency at a critical time for Native farmers and ranchers.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is taking energy sovereignty to new levels after establishing its own utility to purchase power at wholesale prices to attract commercial and industrial developments onto tribally owned land.
WASHINGTON — A new equity program originated by the FDIC could be a game-changer for Native American-owned banks, but the devil is in the details whether the investment will be a good deal for those financial institutions.
Indigenous filmmaker Tracey Deer is riding a new wave of success based in part on her old Canadian comedy series, Mohawk Girls , freshly airing on Peacock TV.
TULSA, Okla. — An Oklahoma tribe has signed an agreement to purchase a former cancer hospital in Tulsa for $40 million, a move aimed at easing the strain on its health system from the continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a higher education program aimed at broadening Indigenous career pathways in food, energy and water systems.
Since 1986, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit has helped finance more than 3 million new or rehabilitated homes in America. But despite plenty of low-income tribal members and a huge amount of housing need, Indian Country has missed out on a lot of the funding.
DURANT, Okla. — An Oklahoma tribe will open the doors on a $75 million cultural center in late July after nearly three years of construction.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — On the Three Affiliated Tribes’ Fort Berthold Reservation, alcohol accounts not only for the majority of legal troubles but also for nearly $10 million in treatment costs.