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16 May 2022 Chez Oxendine
MISSION, S.D. — In March 2020, the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, launched the Wolakota Regenerative Buffalo Range across 28,000 acres of land.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After a seven-year career in tribal economic development at Waséyabek Development Co. LLC for his tribe, Jimmy TenBrink now finds himself heading up operations for a familiar...
CATOOSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation Film Office hopes to advance its goal of building Native representation in modern media through a partnership with Oklahoma-based Green Pasture Studios and...
16 May
The Alaska Federation of Natives has received the largest award yet in the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, a reflection of the inherent challenges in bridging the digital divide in the...
May 16
FLANDREAU, S.D. — Ten months after opening Native Nations Cannabis, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is expanding its medical marijuana operations with two new grow facilities to keep up with...
May 16
Here is a round-up of business news from around Indian Country.
May 09
Proposed bank regulatory changes could unlock new sources of capital in Indian Country and signal what Native advocates describe as “major progress” in their decades-long push for representation.
 
Following the recent launch of its Tidal Networks business, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska plan to pilot fixed wireless internet service in the city of Wrangell, located on an island in the southeastern tip of the state.
When COVID-19 first shut down in-person commerce across North America in March 2020, Kyle St-Amour-Brennan saw Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs in his community lose their income overnight.
HERMON, Maine — When it came time for civil engineer Troy Devoe to expand his screen printing hobby into a full-time business, he turned to a familiar financial adviser for help.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The partnership between Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and Hard Rock Digital continues to evolve.
JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. — The advent of COVID-19 devastated food supply lines across the United States, leaving grocery store shelves bare and people scrambling to make ends meet.
After a series of disappointing outcomes, including legislation that was tabled at the last minute in 2021, the federally recognized tribes in Maine, known collectively as the Wabanaki, remain hopeful for progress this year on restoring their sovereignty.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program is seriously out of whack.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For Austin Tsosie, there’s never a second to lose when it comes to jumping on a new opportunity, so much so that he’ll create a new corporation before he even knows how it will make money.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — After serving in a temporary capacity as the top executive of the Phoenix Indian Center Inc. for the last five months, Jolyana Begay-Kroupa can now drop the interim designation from her title of CEO.
VALENCIA, Calif. — In his role at the California Institute of the Arts, Chad Hamill has embarked on a process of “Indigenization” that aims to elevate Indigenous programming, faculty and students at the renowned professional arts institution.
Sherry Rupert is taking her advocacy for Native tourism to a new level. Last month, Rupert accepted an appointment to the U.S. Travel Association board of directors for a two-year term that expires in 2024. The new role gives Rupert, the CEO of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, a broader platform to advance the interests of Indigenous tourism businesses around the country.
Tribes across Indian Country will be launching a slew of renewable energy projects this year with help from the U.S. Department of Energy. For one tribe, it’s more about caring for Mother Earth than balancing the checkbook.