2021 Economic Development News Stories

Native American Agriculture Fund announces Native Agriculture Education Fellowship Program (Char-Koosta News) 12/30/21

Sicangu Lakota herbalist purchases New Orlean’s Maypop Community Herb Shop (Indian Country Today) 12/27/21

NDN Collective using $50 million in funding to address Native American wealth gap (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) 12/21/21

Native American Agriculture Fund spins off new financial institution to help Native farmers (Tribal Business News) 12/20/21

Done deal: San Manuel Band makes history as Las Vegas resort owner (Indian Country Today) 12/16/21

Native tribes in Maine aim to generate economic impact around cultural tourism (MaineBiz) 12/13/21

Meet Oneida 'Bingo Queens' Sandra Brehmer and Alma Webster, who started tribal gaming in Wisconsin 45 years ago (Green Bay Press Gazette) 12/13/21

Center for Indian Country Development research summit (Turtle Talk) 12/11/21

Choctaw Nation economic development officers talk investment strategies, recovery efforts (Tribal Business News) 12/6/21

Tribe inches closer to historic purchase of Las Vegas resort (Indian Country Today) 12/7/21

Student-led VC fund at Emory University to invest in minority entrepreneurs, including Native American startups (Tribal Business News) 11/8/21

'Financial colonialism': A bitcoin mine in Navajo Nation flares tensions (Vice) 11/9/21

Harvard researchers blast Treasury’s ARPA tribal distribution formulas as ‘nothing short of shocking’ (Tribal Business News) 11/8/21

Economic impact study reveals Native tourism is a $14 billion industry (Native News Online) 10/27/21

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts roundtable on economic sovereignty (Indianz) 10/19/21

Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance encourages Native women to be entrepreneurs (Tribal Business News) 10/4/21

Following the coronavirus relief funds in Alaska (Indian Country Today) 9/27/21

Tesla opens store on Native land (Indian Country Today) 9/25/21

'Loud and clear': An Indigenous push for the SEC to include tribal human and land rights in its investor disclosures (Tribal Business News) 9/20/21

Native American women lose nearly $1 million to the pay gap over their careers--and covid-19 could make the disparity worse (NBC) 9/8/21

Culturally relevant financial education (Indian Country Today) 9/2/21

Indian gaming industry sees unprecedented drop in revenues due to COVID-19 (Indianz) 8/17/21

Tribal nations are essential to ‘Build Back Better’ (Indian Country Today) 7/26/21

Tribal enterprises drive economic activity in Indian Country and beyond (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 7/6/21

'A lot of money moving really fast' (Indian Country Today) 6/24/21

Native American Bank lands significant investment (Indianz) 6/23/21

'Bring us your dreams.' This Native-led fund aims to 'decolonize philanthropy' in the Northwest (Spokane Public Radio) 6/22/21

Indigenous economics takes centerstage (Indian Country Today) 6/21/21

South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition celebrates upward trend in Native American homeownership during National Homeownership Month (Indian Country Today) 6/16/21

Building communities: Diné-owned business helps tribes plan, design, build (Navajo Times) 6/15/21

Freedmen's effect on Black Wall Street (Indian Country Today) 6/1/21

Tourism in Indian Country regrouping (Indian Country Today) 5/28/21

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on COVID-19 impact on the Native tourism economies (Red Lake Nation News) 5/12/21

Citizen Potawatomi Nation acquires one of Oklahoma's oldest banks (The Oklahoman) 5/5/21

Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee engages Aquila Cubed Consulting, LLC, to expand economic development opportunities with Federal Communications Commission Spectrum License (Indian Country Today) 5/3/21

Native CDFIs improve credit outcomes for Indian Country residents (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 4/28/21

Cherokee Nation employs more than 11,600 people through Cherokee Nation Businesses and subsidiaries (The Oklahoman) 4/23/21

Why the Shinnecock Tribe is clashing with the Hamptons' elite (The New York Times) 4/22/21

Webinar: Toward a more perfect union: Ecnomic and Educational Opportunity for Native Americans (United States Capitol Historical Society)

Report: Economic impact of tribes increases (Enid News & Eagle) 4/11/21

New members named to Center for Indian Country Development leadership council (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) 4/1/21

Indigenizing philanthropy: Indigenous led funds (Cultural Survival) 3/17/21

Is the nonprofit organization operating on my reservation legitimate? (Lakota Times) 3/4/21

Marijuana legalization opens new economic path for South Dakota tribes (Indian Country Today) 3/1/21

First Nations Development Institute receives funding to build Native American assets through racial wealth gap research and philanthropic equity (Indian Country Today) 2/22/21


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