- By Native News Online Staff
In this week’s Tribal Business News round-up, an Alaska Native community partners with a telecom provider to connect remote island communities to high-speed internet. Additionally, a tribal-owned gaming enterprise inks a historic deal with an NHL team, and the Native American Agriculture Fund distributes $5 million to Native CDFIs.
A new partnership between the Native Village of Port Lions and Alaskan provider GCI aims to slash customers’ monthly costs while simultaneously increasing internet speeds to 2 Gbps via an undersea fiber connection.
The tribally owned Gila River Resorts and Casinos has entered a historic, multi-year partnership with the Arizona Coyotes for branding entitlement on the NHL team’s home jerseys.
In issuing $12 million in grants to organizations across Indian County, the Native American Agriculture Fund is placing a special emphasis on addressing access to capital issues for Native farmers and ranchers.
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Lastly, Chugach Alaska Corporation has appointed Josie Hickel to serve as president; a Native-led cannabis farm joins an effort to build a sustainable hemp marketplace; and New York-based Oneida Nation launches a new cannabis enterprise.
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