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25 November 2020 Joe Boomgaard
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The Kalispel Tribe plans to add significant capacity to its four-diamond hotel as part of an expansion project at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino .

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WASHINGTON — Native-owned small businesses have a new resource for help in dealing with losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
HERNDON, Va. — The Department of Interior has awarded Tuvli LLC , a subsidiary of Alaska Native-owned Akima LLC , a contract to provide cybersecurity services and monitoring for the Bureau of Indian...
November 18 Gaming
UPDATE: After this report was published, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians opted to close its five Kewadin Casinos for three weeks. The story has been updated. Most tribal gaming...
November 23 Entrepreneurism
FOND DU LAC RESERVATION, Minn. — Sarah Howes smiles as she sits in a garage full of art supplies, excitedly discussing the mentorship that grew her art business from a side gig to full economic...

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New funding is aimed at continuing the push for Native American agricultural interests at the federal level.
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in northern Minnesota has a vision to eventually incorporate solar and microgrids as part of a tribal-run utility.
EDMOND, Okla. — A national accounting firm with a significant tribal practice has opened a new office in Oklahoma to better serve the state’s 38 American Indian tribes.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Native Heritage Center has received a $3 million grant from the Ford Foundation, which named the Anchorage-based nonprofit one of “America’s Cultural Treasures.”
Jody was close to achieving her dream of becoming a writer. A member of the Muckleshoot Tribe near Seattle, she had gone from living on the streets of Seattle as a teen to nearly finishing a creative writing degree, and had plans to get her master’s degree at New York University. But debilitating back pain caused by an injury she sustained as a teen forced her to drop out of school, just a handful of credits shy of her bachelor’s degree.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Indian Graduate Center is launching a new $1 million scholarship program to help Native students access higher education.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — The Kalispel Tribe plans to add significant capacity to its four-diamond hotel as part of an expansion project at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino .
PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. — Starting with Grand Canyon Resort Corporation 20 years ago as a concierge, Ruby Steele has now worked her way to the very top of the organization.
BAY MILLS, Mich. — The Bay Mills Indian Community says it will no longer pursue an off-reservation casino in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and is dismissing its lawsuit against the state, noting that pursuing the case would not be an effective use of resources.

OPINION

Levi Rickert Opinion/Op-Ed

With minor exceptions, preliminary presidential election results showed overwhelming support for Joe Biden in Indian Country.

Janie Hipp Opinion/Op-Ed

It is no secret that Indian Country lacks the critical infrastructure it needs for its communities to thrive. 

Levi Rickert Opinion/Op-Ed

When I served as executive director of an urban American Indian center, most speaker requests from civic organizations, universities, church groups and schools came between Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also known as Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving. 

Zach Ducheneaux Opinion/Op-Ed

For over 30 years, the Intertribal Agriculture Council has sought to improve tribal economies through the thoughtful and sustainable use of our natural resources.