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Cherokee Youth Social Entrepreneurship Venture Benefits Costa Rican Schools

August 26, 2016 - 11:53am

CHEROKEE, N.C. – As major corporations around the globe are rethinking their business models to achieve the quadruple bottom line (people, planet, profit, and purpose), a group of high school students from the Qualla Boundary is moving into their fourth year of a successful social entrepreneurship venture that uses its proceeds to improve schools in Costa Rica.Each year, Sequoyah Fund, a nonprofit community loan fund, works with a group of 10 high school students to operate TuYa Café, a coffee business that was originally developed by 2014 program participants. Since it’s launch, TuYa Café has sold over 600 pounds of coffee and earned over $14,000 in revenues.“Each year with the students is really exciting.

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17th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference

August 26, 2016 - 11:47am

Monday, April 3-Wednesday April 5, 2017Westin Austin DowntownAustin, TexasThis one-of-a-kind educational conference is free of charge and designed for tribal leaders and employees of tribally designated housing entities, tribes, Native nonprofits, Alaska Native groups and Native Hawaiian organizations. We bring together our industry leaders with experienced tribal developers and young professionals to learn and share innovative practices on developing homes and businesses in Native communities. We provide detailed instruction on securing funding for affordable housing developments, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, economic development, the New Markets Tax Credit program, asset management and compliance, architectural design and construction monitoring. These two federal tax credit programs have directly led to more than $1 billion of new and rehabilitated homes, businesses and services in Indian Country

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17th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 24, 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

August 25, 2016 - 9:11pm

Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow …

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Dig It If You Can – Native Filmmaker Wins Again! – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

August 25, 2016 - 9:08pm

Congratulations goes out once again to filmmaker Kyle Bell. Last year he won Best Documentary & Best of Class in the 2015 SWAIA Class X Film Competition for his work …

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Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

WinnaVegas the first casino in Iowa with a non-smoking area.

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Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino

Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe to Develop $1.3M Retail Center in Wisconsin

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians continues to spur economic growth in North Central Wisconsin….

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Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe to Develop $1.3M Retail Center in Wisconsin

Native Americans Still Fighting for Voting Equality

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation memb…

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Native Americans Still Fighting for Voting Equality

Tuscarora Seek Food Sovereignty Through Seed Bank

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

For many, the word “sovereignty” is linked to ideas about land ownership, or relations with state or federal authorities….

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Tuscarora Seek Food Sovereignty Through Seed Bank

Spokane Reservation Engulfed In Smoke As Wildfire Rages On

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

Three days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, fires still burn on the Spokane Reservat…

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Spokane Reservation Engulfed In Smoke As Wildfire Rages On

CFPB Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), in pursuing the Tribes and their lending entities, is ignoring the real culprits in setting up these Tribal Lending Entity(s) (TLE…

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Former Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for misuse of funds

August 25, 2016 - 4:16pm

The tribe’s special prosecutor alleged misuse of $843,535 in funds that were doled to lawmakers and their family members.

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Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water

August 25, 2016 - 4:16pm

The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn’t have the money.

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Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

August 25, 2016 - 4:16pm

The #NoDAPL movement is gaining some political muscle amid a fight in the courts and on the ground.

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Osage Nation Takes Ownership of Ted Turner's 43,000-Acre Ranch

August 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

Yesterday media mogul Ted Turner officially transfered ownership of his 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch to the Osage Nation….

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Turtle Island Meets the Caribbean: Historic Talks Unite Tribes and Cuba

August 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

In what was billed as Indian country’s first face-to-face with Cuba, a conference sponsored by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) focused o…

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Turtle Island Meets the Caribbean: Historic Talks Unite Tribes and Cuba

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming funds with local community

August 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34.7 million with communities in a six-county area in Michigan.

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ICTMN Weekly Pow Wow Planner: August 26, 2016–August 28, 2016

August 24, 2016 - 8:00pm

Here are this week’s pow wow events across the United States and Canada.…

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ICTMN Weekly Pow Wow Planner: August 26, 2016–August 28, 2016

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