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1 August 2022 Joe Boomgaard
TULSA, Okla. — An Indigenous-owned company aims to harness the power of technology to change how Native Americans bank, and in some cases, provide them banking and financial services for the first time.
The General Accountability Office would like to see a nationwide strategy by the Executive Office of the President to increase broadband access to American Indians living on tribal lands. The office...
A three-year, nearly $1.7 million Department of Energy grant will help a Native-led renewable energy nonprofit weatherize 30 homes across three reservations.
01 Aug
A pair of listening sessions the Native Farm Bill Coalition and the Native American Agriculture Fund held in June document the need for federal flexibility and access to nutrition in Indian Country.
July 25
The Native Farm Bill Coalition hopes to build on prior victories enshrined in the 2018 Farm Bill as the group prepares a September report on policies ahead of the multi-year legislation’s next...
July 25
ATMORE, Ala. — Tribally owned Poarch Creek Indians Federal Services understands the value proposition in buying strong-performing companies with existing federal contracts.
July 25
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Tribal leaders and economic development executives from four Midwestern states will gather this October for the first-ever Great Lakes Tribal Economic Summit in Grand Rapids,...
Here is a round-up of business news from around Indian Country.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Lorraine Davis has had a front-row seat to observe the growth in minority-owned businesses in the Peace Garden State.
Even with a 30-percent increase in allocated funding, the Treasury Department will fail to meet the demand from Native community development financial institutions for the next fiscal year.
The Indian gaming industry is closely watching how inflationary pressures on the cost of gas, labor and material could affect business at tribal casinos.
CHOCTAW, Miss. — What began as a new revenue source for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in 2012 has since expanded into a multi-farm operation focused on solving a major problem for many Choctaw: accessibility to fresh, healthy food.
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coquille Indian Tribe has penned a historic agreement with Oregon state leaders to co-manage fish and wildlife in the state’s southwest region.
A few years back, the Federal Housing Finance Agency gave agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae a “duty to serve” American Indian homeowners on their reservations. Judging by the lack of mortgages they have bought to date on trust land, their understanding of that “duty” seems to be a relative concept.
ATMORE, Ala. — Tribally owned Poarch Creek Indians Federal Services understands the value proposition in buying strong-performing companies with existing federal contracts.
WASHINGTON — Native arts nonprofit First Peoples Fund takes the stage this weekend at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for “We The Peoples Before,” a three-day celebration of the culture bearers that help share and preserve Native art and language.
After awarding more than $350 million since it was formed 53 years ago, the American Indian Graduate Fund is restructuring in a move to help even more students access higher education. The changes include a new name for the organization, which will now be known as the Native Forward Scholars Fund.
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and Arizona State University have created a new curriculum targeted at developing sustainable tourism on tribal lands.
The Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota lights up at night like candles on a birthday cake in a darkened room, illuminated by scads of oil well rigs that are flaring off millions of dollars worth of natural gas annually.