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American Airlines named Corporation of the Year

Indian Country Today   December 21, 2010 FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines has been named Corporation of the Year by four organizations that champion supplier diversity: The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council; the Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council; the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas; and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of […]

Tribal Economic Development Forum – a new online service for tribes

Indian Country Today   December 20, 2010 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With the final announcements of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, tribes across the country were awarded more than $100 million in federal stimulus funds. Through the newly launched Tribal Economic Development Forum, tribes have a new way to access each other and […]

SD governor plans to start meeting tribal leaders

Associated Press May 23, 2011 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he plans to start meeting next month with leaders of South Dakota's American Indian tribes. During an appearance on KCCR radio Monday, the governor said he wants to start with one-on-one meetings so he can build personal relationships with elected leaders of […]

Secretary Salazar, Assistant Secretary Echo Hawk Submit Draft Consultation Policy to Tribal Leaders          January 15, 2011 Secretary Salazar, Assistant Secretary Echo Hawk Submit Draft Consultation Policy to Tribal Leaders Framework Provides Greater Role for Tribes in Federal Decisions Affecting Indian Country WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today provided the Department’s draft Tribal Consultation Policy to […]

What Have You Done For You Lately?

Indian Country Today By Mark Fogarty                           March 14, 2011 The driving force behind recent gains in American Indian and Native Alaskan economic prosperity is not funding from state and federal programs but rather self-determination and sovereignty, a new study has found.   “The per capita income of American Indians on reservations has been growing approximately […]

Senate Committee probes economic opps in Indian Country

Cherokee One Feather August 25, 2011 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, chaired a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 17 entitled, “Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities.” Chairman Akaka held the hearing to identify legislative and administrative barriers to providing economic development opportunities for […]

Dee St. Cyr ‘agent of change’ for Colorado’s Native Americans

Denver Business Journal By Paula Moore  August 26, 2011 Dee St. Cyr is as fierce about advancing Native American people as her tribal name, Bear Woman, implies. She focuses those efforts particularly on helping Native Americans gain access to higher education and Indian business people — “Indianpreneurs” — to build strong, successful companies. Toward those […]

Clarkson testifies before Senate Finance Committee

University of Michigan School of Information June 2006 Assistant Professor Gavin Clarkson testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently as an expert witness on the regulation of tax-exempt municipal bonds issued by Native American Indian tribes. Clarkson, who has faculty appointments in the School of Information, the Law School, and the Native American Studies […]

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