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7 October 2022 Kate Carlson, MiBiz
GRAND RAPIDS — Tribal leaders gathered Thursday in Grand Rapids to share the “unbelievable” amount of opportunities to diversify revenue streams and launch new investments for the benefit of tribal citizens.
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The Native American Agriculture Fund is among the founding funders of Growing Justice, a new fund whose mission is to transform food systems nationwide via an equitable procurement model.
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A Native-led cannabis farm has joined a coalition that aims to establish a digital marketplace for sustainably grown hemp and engage underserved populations in the process.
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A new partnership between the Native Village of Port Lions and Alaskan provider GCI aims to slash customers’ monthly costs while simultaneously increasing internet speeds to 2 Gbps via an undersea...
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VERONA, N.Y. — The Oneida Indian Nation plans to develop a “seed to sale” cannabis enterprise, creating a start-to-finish pipeline for its eventual cannabis product in New York.
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...
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Háyoołkááł Work Group , a clearinghouse for Navajo Nation energy development initiatives, and water-and-energy company Salt River Project today announced a partnership to...
CHANDLER, Ariz. — The tribally owned Gila River Resorts and Casinos has entered a historic, multi-year partnership with the Arizona Coyotes for branding entitlement on the NHL team’s home jerseys.
Indigenous entrepreneurs in Arizona will receive targeted support through Native FORGE, a new University of Arizona program designed to drive economic development in the state’s 22 federally recognized tribes.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Chrystel Cornelius, the president and CEO of Longmont, Colo.-based Oweesta Corporation, an intermediary for Native community development financial institutions, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 27th Heinz Award for the Economy.
HARRIS, Mich. — The Hannahville Indian Community has partnered with 888 Holdings VHL Michigan LLC as the new platform provider for the tribe's internet sports betting site.
In issuing $12 million in grants to organizations across Indian County, the Native American Agriculture Fund is placing a special emphasis on addressing access to capital issues for Native farmers and ranchers.
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.
LAWTON, Okla. — The affordable student housing provided to tribal members by the Comanche Nation Housing Authority may look familiar. That’s because parents and other family members may have lived in the very same units a generation ago when they went to college.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alaska Native-owned Yulista Holding LLC has scooped up a pair of woman-owned companies in recent weeks as it seeks to bolster its technical service offerings and expand its cybersecurity and technology portfolio.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down festivals and gatherings across the country, including the famed Santa Fe Indian Market.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas has appointed John Tahsuda and Jennifer Carleton as distinguished fellows to lead the law school’s Indian Nations Gaming and Governance Program.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Native-owned Huna Totem Corporation plans to develop a new tourism-oriented pier and year-round facility on a parcel of undeveloped land it received as a donation from Miami, Fla.-based cruise ship operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Elizabeth Perez received two awards in September: one from the National Minority Supplier Development Council honoring her general contracting and consulting firm, San Diego-based GC Green Inc., and another from her tribe in recognition for her work in fighting climate change. While Perez said she was honored to be named the Minority Veteran Owned Firm of the Year through the NMSDC, her tribe’s recognition had special meaning for to her.