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SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — The non-gaming economic development and investment arm of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is further diversifying its portfolio of companies with the acquisition of a Florida-based specialty firearms components manufacturer. 

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A subsidiary of Goldbelt Inc., an Alaska Native Village Corporation based in Juneau, has received $125 million in contracts to help with the national COVID-19 vaccination program once a vaccine becomes available. 

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A weekly round-up of business briefs from around Indian Country.  

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A pair of recent business deals are aimed at accelerating projects that promise to bring much-needed high-speed internet infrastructure to rural tribal communities. 

Downtown Manistee project
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MANISTEE, Mich. — Plans unveiled last week to city officials will give a facelift to transform the entry into downtown Manistee, Mich., a city on the shores of Lake Michigan. The planned development was presented by Little River Holdings and CL Real Estate Development to the Manistee City Council.

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HELENA, Mont. — The eight federally recognized American Indian tribes in Montana shared in a $160,000 grant program aimed at supporting Native-owned small businesses. 

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking grant proposals to identify, evaluate and assess the market for tribal energy or mineral development projects. 

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ELKO, Nev. — The Elko Band Colony, one of the four bands of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, has brought some needed financial stability to its community — even during the pandemic — with the launch of a new business. 

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SHINNECOCK NATION — The Shinnecock Indian Nation, located in Southampton, N.Y. has entered into an agreement with Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment and Tri-State Partners to develop a casino at a yet-to-be determined location on Long Island.