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28 November 2022 Chez Oxendine
The First Nations Trade Mission concluded its second portion in recent weeks as Indigenous delegates from Australia toured sites in Alaska, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, La. in a whirlwind of conferences, business deals and trade discussions.
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Newly proposed changes to a U.S. Department of the Treasury fund that has been critical to driving Native economic development and access to capital could have devastating effects in Indian Country.
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After many years of stagnant funding that’s caused buying power to diminish because of inflation, federal Native American housing allocations have increased in the past couple of years.
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Maintaining self-sufficient food supply chains is crucial to avoiding volatile markets and potential future disruptions for tribal communities in the wake of the pandemic, which only exacerbated...
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Wind Creek Hospitality, the tribal and commercial gaming enterprise Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to serve as the official casino of the NBA’s Chicago...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society have signed a partnership agreement that provides Native American students with access to science,...
NEW YORK – In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) hosted staff from Indian Country Media, LLC to lead a panel discussion about the...
 
Three tribal holding companies have partnered to create a new, jointly-owned real estate, construction, and property management company.
Nine Indigenous entrepreneurs were honored last week at the second annual Indigenous Entrepreneurship Awards hosted by Pow Wow Pitch.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chief Financial Officer Jean Swift has been appointed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC).
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tribally owned Mohegan, formally known as Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) this month. The arrangement covers both digital and retail betting brands.
Pandemic-prompted supply chain disruptions and a growing movement to return to traditional diets have fueled a wave of tribal food sovereignty efforts across the country, which are now getting an extra boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In a federal case that many advocates in Indian Country consider to be the most significant threat to sovereignty in modern times, not a single Native voice presented as part of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Indian Country has struggled for years to develop housing that meets the needs of its citizens. Now, as more tribes around the country are developing economies based on a diversified portfolio of businesses, they’re finding it’s just as hard to build-out workforce housing for the people who they employ in tribal enterprises.
HERNDON, Va. — Alaska Native-owned Akima Infrastructure Services will provide staff augmentation services at two Department of Energy nuclear facilities as part of a four-year, $63 million federal contract.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee potter Allen Jacobs used to make his living selling his creations at art shows across Oklahoma and the southwestern United States.
MISSOULA, Mont. — A University of Montana program aimed at elevating Native Americans in STEM education has secured a $250,000 gift from the Cognizant Foundation.
A Native Hawaiian group plans to focus on its culture through renovating and expanding a significant cultural site and popular tourist attraction on the island of Oahu.
A Native-owned energy company will leverage $31 million in state funding to create a long-duration energy storage system for a southern California tribe.