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Funding opportunities targeting tribal broadband continue to expand as the Bureau of Indian Affairs opens its 20220 National Tribal Broadband Grant Program, per a Wednesday statement. Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland announced that the Office of Indian Economic Development would begin accepting applications from federally recognized tribes through Oct. 17. 
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Here is a round-up of business news briefs from around Indian Country. 

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Here is a round-up of business news from around Indian Country. 

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Data Holdings LLC, a data center venture of the tribally owned  Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, has expanded its capabilities and team with the acquisition of a long-time data center partner. 

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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 of the President is not saying yea or nay to the proposal, though it acknowledges the importance of tribal engagement to take on such a strategy and says it will seek out that engagement.

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The groundbreaking ceremony for the Little Beach Harvest dispensary and wellness center represents an “exciting” next step in the Shinnecock Nation’s foray into the cannabis industry. 

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BLUE LAKE, Calif. — Yurok Tribe-owned Mad River Brewery has partnered with an Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska enterprise to source ingredients and expand brewing operations.

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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, Mich.  

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Here is a round-up of business news from around Indian Country. 

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ONAMIA, Minn. — If one silver lining has come out of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, it’s been the realization that the organization needed to do more to support tribal citizen entrepreneurs as part of fostering a resilient tribal economy.