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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking a victory lap after a meandering and often tense actualization of the bipartisan infrastructure deal. 

The legislation, expected to be signed into law this week by President Joe Biden, contains up to $15 billion for Indian Country, which pleases many Native Americans. But soon comes another tough task: How to make the funds for Indian Country work for tribes in a way that satisfies their diverse and major infrastructure needs after decades of federal neglect.

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

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BLUE LAKE, Calif. — When Yurok Agricultural Corporation took over northern California’s Mad River Brewing Co. Inc., the company had plan to grow by marketing the brewery’s award-winning craft beers to tribal casinos across the state.

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

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Joseph Kalt, a renowned Harvard University international political economist and professor, has devoted a major chunk of his work life to Indigenous economic development and tribal self-determination. So when he sees a president come into office with a “Marshall Plan for Indian Country,” his eyes and ears tend to perk up. His mind races with all the good that could be done, all the problems that tribes could fix if given the opportunity and right conditions — and money.

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WASHINGTON — A new policy paper from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development paints a scathing picture of the U.S. Treasury Department’s allocations related to the $20 billion tribal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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

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Migizi Economic Development Co., the Mount Pleasant, Mich-based investment arm of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, has made strides in diversifying the tribe’s revenue streams “for the long haul.” 

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The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ plan for a bald eagle aviary and rehabilitation center has inched closer to reality.