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Survey shows Native small business owners expect slower recovery
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WASHINGTON — A new poll that includes Native American small business owners finds larger amounts of pessimism among them compared to other entrepreneurs regarding post-pandemic recovery.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday told tribal leaders that they have two more weeks to meet each of the two respective deadlines involved with the $20 billion tribally-focused coronavirus relief portion of the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

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

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Tribal leaders are rushing to meet the first of two application deadlines to receive a portion of the $20 billion designated for tribes under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

The first deadline set by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for tribes to be eligible for two out of the three available funding streams from the $20 billion is Monday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Tribal officials have until Monday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT to apply for the third stream.

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Three tribes have partnered with DreamCatcher Hotels LLC to develop a high-end hotel in eastern Tennessee. 

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tribal Business News has added a seasoned journalist in Indian Country to the publication’s reporting team. 

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — After seven years of leading a tribally owned construction management firm, Kip Ritchie is returning to parent company Potawatomi Business Development Corporation following a promotion to become the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. 

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

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — After two months of manufacturing face masks in facilities built with federal COVID-19 relief dollars, the Cherokee Nation plans to ship between 50,000 to 100,000 of the personal protection equipment to India next week.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Global automaker Stellantis N.V. has been named one of the top 50 STEM workplaces for Indigenous people.