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Michigan’s Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians plans to acquire a shuttered area prison and convert it to a space and technology center, according to a story in the Traverse City Record-Eagle. The former Pugsley Correctional Facility, about 25 miles southeast of Traverse City, was a minimum security prison that closed in 2016.  A spokesperson from the tribe’s economic development arm did not confirm or deny the report when asked by the Record-Eagle. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge ordered mediation for Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and several Native American tribes that are locked in legal dispute over gaming rights. 

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ONTARIO, Canada — After years of debate, Ontario Power Generation has dropped a plan to store nuclear waste underground near Lake Huron.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission on Monday opened a window that allows federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could help boost Internet service throughout Indian Country. 

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Tulalip Tribes have reached an agreement that could end a federal lawsuit and allow it to begin collecting a portion of the tax receipts generated by the shopping center that borders its reservation.   

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BOSTON — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is getting its day in court next week in a case involving its tribal land.  

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TUBA CITY, Ariz. Rez Rising, a website and a smartphone app for iPhone and Android users, is seeking to promote Native American small businesses on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.