AIBL competition team
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BOZEMAN, Mont. — A team from the student chapter of the American Indigenous Business Leaders at Montana State University received top honors in a national business plan competition announced last month. 

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WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced Thursday the approval of grants under the National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) program to 23 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and two Navajo Nation communities to study the feasibility of developing or extending broadband services in their areas. The grants were approved by the Interior Department’s Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED). 

Bureau of Land Management Alaska members
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NOME, Alaska — In what was hailed as a “historic milestone,” the more than 8,000 shareholders of the Bering Straits Native Corporation once again have control over a strategic Arctic isthmus known as Point Spencer. 

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CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Tsunami Lanes, a beloved tribal-owned bowling alley in tsunami-prone Del Norte County in Northern California, has closed its doors permanently as a result of the severe economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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HERNDON, Va. — RiverTech LLC, a federal contracting subsidiary of the Alaska Native-owned Akima, has secured a $17 million contract from a division of the U.S. Army. 

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HELENA, Mont. — Applications are now open for a $320,000 grant program aimed at helping Native American entrepreneurs in Montana to launch or scale small businesses. 

Hannahville Indian Community’s Island Resort & Casino
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HARRIS, Mich. — The Hannahville Indian Community in Michigan has chosen an iconic name in gaming and sports betting as its sportsbook and iGaming partner. 

Lume Cannabis Co. building
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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A cannabis company is working with two Michigan-based tribes and is involved in active discussions with others to open marijuana dispensaries on trust lands throughout the state. 

Chairman of the Yurok Tribe, Joseph James
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KLAMATH, Calif. — The Yurok Tribe is investing a portion of the money it received from the CARES Act in what it’s describing as a game-changing project to boost broadband connectivity on its reservation in northern California.