2017 Economic Development News Stories

Tribe to boost minimum wage with new year (Press Republican) 12/27/17

Navajo veterans encouraged to submit claims to recover income taxes (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 12/26/17

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (Indianz) 12/19/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 228)

The biggest Federal tax overhaul in 30 years: Native American tribes are not included (Indian Country Today) 12/14/17 (See 115th Congress S.1935, S.2012)

Navajo say Wells Fargo defrauded the elderly (Court House News) 12/13/17

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community secures federal permit to manufacture tobacco (Indianz) 12/12/17

Navajo Nation President emphasizes economic diversity and innovation at Stanford Business School (Native News Online) 12/11/17

Senate passes tribal employment and training legislation (TAKU 105) 12/6/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 228)

Tribal employment measure offically presented to President Trump for his signature (Indianz) 12/7/17 (See 115th Congess H.R.228)

North Dakota bill would allow tribes to levy state sales tax (U.S. News) 12/6/17

The National Center hails introduction of the Jobs for Tribes Act (Native News Online) 12/4/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.4506)

Senate approves bill to streamline tribal energy development (The Bismarck Tribune) 11/30/17 (See 115th Congress S.245)

Navajo Nation President urgers lawmakers to include tribal tax reform in the tax bill (Native News Online) 11/30/17

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (Indianz) 11/30/17 (See 115th Congress H.R. 228)

Connecticut, tribes sue feds over stalled action on compact (The Bulletin 225) 11/30/17

Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe donated over $245 million since 1994 to local governments and schools (Native News Online) 11/16/17

Native American Venture Fund works closely with California Carbon Legislators to preserve rights of tribes to develop carbon offsets (NewsWire) 11/15/17

Cherokee Nation Honors top nine Indian-owned businesses for 2017 (Native News Online) 11/8/17

Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy (Indianz) 11/7/17

Sen. Udall rasises concerns about effects of GOP tax reform on Indian Country (Native News Online) 11/2/17

Tribes don't want to be left behind as Washington turns to tax policy reform (Indianz) 10/26/17 (See 115th Congress S.2012)

Judge won't block Wisconsin tribe's contested casino expansion (Court House News) 10/26/17

North Dakota Spirit Lake Nation petitioners seek to amend alchohol laws (Crookston Times) 10/26/17

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation (Indianz)10/25/17

St Croix Tribe ready to grow hemp in Wisconsin (Advocate) 10/24/17

YES! Magazine: Native family uses energy proceeds to benefit Indian Country (Indianz) 10/12/17

Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe receives partial victory in South Dakota tax case (JD Supra) 10/12/17 (See Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach)

Wilton Rancheria casino project wins approval from Gov. Jerry Brown (The Sacramento Bee) 10/3/17

Leftover Indian farmer settlement money plan left alone (The Washington Post) 10/2/17 (See Keepseagle v. Perdue)

Tribes urged to consider boosting revenue via pot industry (AZ Central) 9/30/17

For a tribe with a tradition of sharing, food sovereignty is complicated economics (Truthout) 9/24/17

Flandreau tribe wins victory over state tax man (Argus Leader) 9/20/17 (See Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach)

Heitkamp announces federal funding to help support native small business owners (Senator Heidi Heitkamp) 9/14/17

Indigenous peoples on both sides of border need to be involved in NAFTA (Canadian Mining Journal) 9/13/17

Quapaw tribe's processing plant big plus for agriculture community (The Miami News-Record) 9/12/17

U.S. tribal patent deal could have big impact on generic drug market (The New York Times) 9/11/17

Tribes to seek Outdoor Heritage Fund representation for tourism (The Bismarck Tribune) 9/7/17

Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era (Indianz) 9/6/17 (See Regulatory Bulletin)

Tribe says gambling rule change would harm collections (Los Angeles Times) 9/5/17

North Dakota tribe levies higher tax on oil drillers (Penn Energy) 8/30/17

What Indiana's first tribal casino- the Four Winds in South Bend- means for the state (Evansville Courier & Press) 8/26/17

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (Indianz) 8/7/17

Federal offical works to promote 'robust' tribal economies (The Bismarck Tribune) 7/25/17

Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law (Indianz) 6/22/17 (See Turtle Talk Materials)

Nevada tribes a step closer to legally growing, selling marijuana (Las Vegas Sun) 6/2/17

Native American tribes looking to join the marijuana industry tax free (Miami's Community Newspapers) 6/8/17

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota (Indianz) 5/18/17

The National Center applauds approval of key Indian Country economic development legislation (NCAIED) 5/17/17

American Indian tribe battles Texas to keep bingo center open (Texarkana Gazette) 5/11/17

Tribe tells 10th Circuit New Mexico overregulates casinos (Courthouse News Service) 5/9/17

Employee or contractor? Double-tax case could help businesses challenge IRS (FOX Business) 5/9/17 (See Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue)

Flandreau tribe, state, clash in court (Argus Leader) 5/7/17

Some Nevada tribes look to cannabis for economic opportunity (Cannabis Public Media) 5/3/17

Capitol introduces bill intended to spur rural broadband expansion (The Exponent Telegram) 5/3/17

Southeast Alaska tribal government moves into defense contracts (Alaska Public Media) 4/28/17

Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business (The Spokesman-Review) 4/28/17

Daines, Tester introduce bill to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit permanent (Sen. Steve Daines Press Release) 4/27/17

Majority of Native Americans live in rural areas and small towns, not in urban areas as commonly reported, according to new "Twice Invisible" report (Financial Content) 4/20/17

Some tribal economies depend on resource extraction, but these days that doesn't translate into jobs (In These Times) 4/12/17

National Indian Cannabis Coalition applauds the inclusion of Indian Country in the "Path to Marijuana Reform" legislation (PRWeb) 4/7/17 (See 115th Congress S.780)

Federal labor law collides with tribal sovereignty (Inside Sources) 3/29/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.986)

Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota (AP) 3/23/17

House gambling bill gets ok as questions remain (Chipley Paper) 3/23/17

Apache tribe blames US for forest ailments (Courthouse News Service) 3/21/17

Inland Congressman introduces bill to provide broadband access to tribal members (Patch) 3/17/17 (See 115th Congress H.R.1581)

Washington Supreme Court ruling touted as 'landmark' for tribal sovereignty (OPB) 3/17/17

Udall, Tester, Cantwell introduce measure to create jobs by fostering entrepreneurship in Indian Country (LA Daily Post) 3/17/17

Developing on tribal land: benefits and challenges developers face (AZ Big Media) 3/16/17

Opponents: North Dakota-owned casinos would hurt tribes (U.S. News) 3/13/17

Beyond Standing Rock: the Native American economic experience (Huffington Post) 3/1/17

North Dakota casino proposal risks angering tribes (DailyMail) 3/2/17

AP: $110M in annual taxes may flow with Dakota Pipeline (News Max) 3/2/17

South Dakota reservation tax exemptions (Siouxland) 3/2/17

Young ushers second bill through House in less than two weeks, continues ahead with aggressive legislative agenda (Alaska Business) 2/28/17

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (Indianz) 2/27/17

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reaches settlement (Gaming Today) 2/20/17

Official: tribal gaming ban bill could cause legal problems (U.S. News) 2/19/17

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Indianz) 2/14/17

Navajo Nation President tells Trump administration that Indian tribes need to own tribal land (Native News Online) 2/14/17

Sovereignty and e-commerce in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 1/27/17

Judge rejects Colusa tribe's bid to slow Yuba County casino (Appeal-Democrat) 1/24/17

Federal court issues permanent injunction and permanently shuts down Santa Ysabel's Desert Rose Bingo (JD Supra) 1/23/17

Fort Sill Apache Tribe files motion to compel the NIGC to comply with a United States District Court Order (DMN Newswire) 1/17/17

Tribes threaten to pull out of oil tax agreement with North Dakota (MPR News) 1/10/17

Court rulings target Indian casinos (Desert Dispatch) 1/03/17


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