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Six Native coalitions received $500,000 grant awards from the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge and will compete for millions more in potential funding. 

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Leveraging American Rescue Plan Act funding, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded approximately $20 million in American Indian Resilience in Education grants to tribal educational agencies. 

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WASHINGTON — For the first time in his career, Jackson Brossy finds himself working for the federal government that he had long sought to influence for the betterment of Native American peoples. 

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

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

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Well before the onset of COVID-19, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma had taken steps to diversify its economy, which for years had been bolstered by a healthy tribal gaming division. 

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WASHINGTON — Without any formal announcement, Theresa Lujan snuck in under the radar back in early October as the new tribal liaison at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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After years without representation on one of the most influential decision-making bodies in America’s seafood industry, agencies and lawmakers are pushing for tribal representation on the powerful North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC).

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Longmont Colo.-based Oweesta Corp. has a lot of work ahead to distribute $5 million worth of technical assistance and training to more than 27 Native community development financial institutions.

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Casey Lozar is in demand. 

The vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and director of the Center for Indian Country Development since 2018, Lozar took on a detail at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a special adviser last spring and summer. His objective was to help the $20 billion tribal American Rescue Plan Act distribution process run smoothly after the department’s well-publicized CARES Act-related snafus and related litigation.