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10 April 2024 Chez Oxendine
Bison restoration efforts could prove a valuable inroad for private businesses aiming for tribal partnerships. Investments in these efforts could quickly produce returns while supporting cultural and health revitalization in tribal communities.
13 Apr
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians broke ground this week on a solar project in northern California that's been six years in the making.
April 10
Entrepreneur Dana Thompson (Wahpeton-Sisseton, Mdewakanton Dakota), co-founder of the award-winning Owamni restaurant in Minneapolis, has launched a new social impact company and adult beverage...
April 10
The House Appropriations Committee is undergoing a leadership change, with Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) set to become the new chair, succeeding retiring Chair Kay Granger (R-Texas).
April 10
Warm, orange sunlight dapples the forest floor, illuminating a scene of an Ojibwe youth in a red hoodie. Perched nearby, a talking cat chimes in with a warning: don’t give your real name too freely...
A pair of new federal funding opportunities to support conservation and climate-smart agriculture initiatives includes a $100 million set-aside for tribal-led projects, according to the U.S....
A trio of experienced attorneys have launched Mshkawzi Law LLP, a majority-Native owned law firm dedicated to providing specialized legal services to tribes and tribal entities in the U.S. and Canada.
Here’s our semi-regular round-up of people on the move in Indian Country, including some of the new hires at tribal enterprises and Native-serving nonprofits.
The California Academy of Sciences (CAS) will showcase the popular Indigenous-owned brand Urban Native Era in a cross-cultural fashion show on April 4.
The Chickasaw Nation announced the establishment of Pennington Creek Capital, a private capital investment firm set to open an office in Dallas, Texas.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland proposed two potential appointees to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) last week.
The Prairie Island Indian Community announced plans to enter the cannabis industry this year, joining a trend among tribal nations in Minnesota.
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.
The Yurok Tribe in northern California has begun the process of reclaiming ‘O Rew, a 125-acre property with “cultural and ecological significance” to the tribe.
LAS VEGAS — It’s no accident that federal contracting opportunities for Native American businesses are surging, according to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Robin Carnahan.
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 the Interior said this week that $320 million is available for tribal domestic water infrastructure projects as part of the Biden administration’s Investing in America agenda.