2019 Economic Development News Stories

Defense spending bill headed for Trump's signature contains a lucrative win for Alaska Native corporations (Anchorage Daily News) 12/17/19 (116th Congress H.R.2500)

Pilot program increases rates of mortgage lending on South Dakota's reservations (Indian Country Today) 12/10/19

Gun Lake Tribe shares more than $9.5 million in gaming revenues (Indianz) 12/4/19

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes move forward with casino expansion (Indianz) 12/3/19

Cherokee Nation drives more than $2 billion into Oklahoma economy (Indian Country Today) 11/20/19

Navajo Nation invests $19 million in nitrile glove manufacturing facility (Indian Country Today) 11/12/19

Federal district judge upholds gaming compact arbitration award against Senecas (Olean Times Herald) 11/8/19

Attorney general to meet with tribes to discuss gaming compacts (The Oklahoman) 10/18/19

Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families (Indianz) 10/14/19

From the Center for Indian Country Development: New study shows Native Americans face higher-priced mortgage rates (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 10/2/19

Native women are paid only 57 percent of what White men make (Indianz) 9/23/19

Cherokee Nations welcomes 21st Annual American Indian Tourism Conference to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Indian Country Today) 9/16/19

The Cedar Band Corporation is big business for the Cedar Band of Paiute (Indian Country Today) 9/5/19

Public input sought for Navajo Nation business court proposal (Navajo-Hopi Obersever) 9/3/19

Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision (Indianz) 8/29/19

YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (Indianz) 8/26/19

Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents (Indianz) 8/13/19

Cherokee casino group outlines Pope County plans (The Arkansas Times) 8/12/19

National support for Shinnecock billboards (The East End Independent) 8/6/19

The National Center announces 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipients (The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development) 8/5/19

With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poises to profit (Alaska Public Media) 7/29/19

Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory (Indianz) 7/29/19

Maine tribes say a decades-old agreement hinders their economic development. That could change. (Bangor Daily News) 7/24/19

Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (Indianz) 7/23/19

Study: Tribes' impact on state nearly $13 billion in 2017 (The Oklahoman) 7/19/19

Sinema applauds Community Development Grants for Arizona tribal communities (White Mountain Independent) 6/21/19

State, Pojoaque agree to divide up $10M account (Albuquergue Journal) 6/23/19

U.S. Supreme Court denies further review of King Mountain's $58 million tax case (Yakima Herald-Republic) 6/19/19

Shinnecock Indian Nation is exercising its right to self-determination (Cultural Survival) 6/12/19

Mohegan Tribe continues to expand gaming footprint around the globe (Indianz) 6/12/19

Judge rejects Flandreau's hemp bid (USA Today) 6/10/19

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $2.91 million in gaming revenues with community (Indianz) 6/10/19

This community is striving to rebuild one of the poorest places in America (The Huffington Post) 6/6/19

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp (Indianz) 6/5/19 (More info via Turtle Talk) (See Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. United States Department of Agriculture)

Tule River Tribe takes another step toward relocation of casino (Indianz) 5/31/19

Why a Hamptons highway is a battleground over Native American rights (The New York Times) 5/27/19

Employment discrimination against Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Evidence from a field experiment (The National Bureau of Economic Research) 5/19

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (Indianz) 5/6/19

Quinault Nation asserts sovereignty over isolated Indian allotment (Indianz) 5/6/19

'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals (Indianz) 5/6/19

Oklahoma tribe applies for 1st Arkansas casino license (The Sentinel-Record) 5/3/19

Ponca Tribe wins crucial backing for Prairie Flower Casino in 12-year legal battle with Iowa, Nebraska (Casino.org) 5/3/19 (See City of Council Bluffs, Iowa v. United States Department of Interior)

Its a new era for hemp in Wisconsin, and Oneida Nation is seizing the opportunity (OshKosh NorthWestern.) 5/2/19

DeSantis says gambling deal could be a 'lift' (NewsTalk Florida) 4/24/19

As NC seeks to legalize sports betting, ex-NBA commissioner weighs in at Elon (The Charlotte Observer) 4/24/19

Alaska Native corporation settles lawsuit with whistleblower (U.S.News) 4/24/19

Indian Country can help solve rural America's decline (High Country News) 4/22/19

St. Croix Chippewa accused of embezzling $1.5m from casino's gaming revenue (Wisconsin Public Radio) 4/19/19 (See Materials via Turtle Talk)

Senecas seek second opinion on ruling of casino profits (Syracuse.com) 4/18/19

Sports betting could be tied to Seminole Tribe (Miami CBS Local) 4/17/19

Native American reservation becomes first in Michigan to legalize cannabis (420 Intel) 4/11/19 (See Materials via Turtle Talk)

Colville Tribes to sell marijuana (The Star) 4/10/19

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over riral tribe's casio (Indianz) 4/8/19 (See Comanche Nation of Oklahoma v. Zinke)

Oxford County Commissioners oppose bill to allow casino in southern Maine (Sun Journal) 4/4/19

Ponca Tribe remains confident after judge's ruling affecting new casino (Indianz) 3/29/19

Virginia gaming study bill becomes law as new betting machines arrive (Indianz) 3/25/19

Shut out of California's legal marijuana market, Indian tribes pursue sales on their own land (The Fresno Bee) 3/24/19

Connecticut tribes receive federal go-ahead for casino (Concord Monitor) 3/24/19

Catawba tribe wants to open a casino near Charlotte. Cherokees call it a 'land grab' (Myrtle Beach Online) 3/22/19 (See 116th Congress S.790)

Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands (Indianz) 3/20/19

Public road use won’t open tribal business to state tax liability (Courthouse News) 3/19/19.

Alaska delegation moves to protect Native craftsmen (U.S. Congressman Dong Young) 3/15/19 (See 116th Congress S.804)

Tribes shut out of 'Opportunity Zone' deals (Oklahoma Watch) 3/15/19

Frank's Landing Indian Community loses decision in sovereignty case (Indianz) 3/13/19 (See Frank's Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission)

DOE makes up to $17 million available for energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands (Energy.Gov) 3/11/19

Ponca Tribe fighting 2 states and a city to keep new casino (AP) 3/3/19

Tribes say they would halt slots money if state pursues a commercial casino (Hartford Courant) 2/27/19

Many tribes say billion-dollar cannabis business is a gateway to economic development (Indian Country Today) 2/25/19

Tribe moves ahead with casino construction (MV Times) 2/24/19

Chehalis Tribe ready to move forward on distillery project (The Chronicle) 2/22/19

Native Sun News Today: Economic development and the Pine Ridge Reservation (Indianz) 2/20/19

Pequot tribe, Connecticut can refile federal suit to force decision on East Windsor casino (MassLive) 2/19/19

Bill authorizes sports betting at tribal casinos in Washington (Indianz) 2/18/19

Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (Indianz) 2/18/19

Could cannabis be the new casinos for Southern California Native Americans? (The Orange County Register) 2/14/19

How Pamunkey Tribe's proposed $700 million casino could bring gaming to Virginia (Indian Country Today) 2/6/19

Udall, Heinrich, Warren, Cortez Masto, Smith work to expand entrepeneurship in Indian Country (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 1/31/19 (See 116th Congress S.294)

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures 'big victory' for hemp in Indian Country (Indianz) 1/31/19

Committee passes two Hoeven tribal economic development bills (U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs) 1/29/19 (See 116th Congress S.212 and H.R. 759)

Bill in Arizona restricts sports betting to tribal gaming facilities (Indianz) 1/24/19

National Indian Gaming Commission names new regional director (Indianz) 1/24/19

Cannabis legalization under study in Chrokee (Smoky Mountain News) 1/23/19

Pamunkey Tribe clears first hurdle with bill to authorize casino under state law (Indianz) 1/21/19

Seneca Nation told to continue sharing gaming revenues with New York (Indianz) 1/8/19

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