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TORONTO — Apparel maker Canada Goose has launched a new collection for Project Atigi, a social entrepreneurship program featuring hand-crafted parkas by Inuit designers in Northern Canada. 

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Government officials in Michigan are still months away from finalizing rules on internet gaming and sports betting, but some Native American tribes are taking early steps to participate in the newly legalized industry, according to a news report by business publication MiBiz.   

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Casino

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe on Friday announced plans to develop a $350 million casino resort in Richmond, Va. and another in Norfolk, according to a report by the Associated Press. In a statement, the Pamunkey Tribe said it purchased three properties in South Richmond for a casino and a fourth property nearby for a workforce training center. The resort, as proposed, includes a 275-room hotel tower. The tribe also announced it had purchased land in Norfolk along the Elizabeth River where it plans to build another casino if legislation is passed to allow commercial gaming there.  

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Bank2, wholly-owned by the Chickasaw Nation, has helped small businesses, homeowners and community members build better lives for almost two decades. Now, Bank2 is changing its name to Chickasaw Community Bank to better reflect Chickasaw values and heritage.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Háyoołkááł Work Group, a clearinghouse for Navajo Nation energy development initiatives, and water-and-energy company Salt River Project today announced a partnership to develop 200 megawatts of solar energy on the Navajo Nation.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There was a sense of history and excitement in the air Wednesday afternoon as representatives of two tribally-owned investment firms announced the purchase of a historic building in the heart of Michigan’s second-largest city. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The quartet of U.S. Senators from Alaska and Hawaii have introduced new legislation aimed at helping tribes attract new investment for community revitalization projects.

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CASINO BUSINESS

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe and the city of Norfolk, Va. signed two agreements that could bring the tribe’s proposed $700 million casino closer to reality, according to a report in Virginia Business. The agreements include an option for the tribe to purchase 13.4 acres of undeveloped city property as well as a development agreement.  

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PINE RIDGE, S.D. — On the western edge of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, tribal officials hope a major solar energy project will help tap into the vast potential of renewable energy projects on tribal land across the U.S.