business development

Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal

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Indian Country Today
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Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order on February 21 raising the Cherokee Nation’s minimum wage to $9.50 over the next two years. The current Cherokee Nation minimum wage stands at $9 per hour, already well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour...

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Cherokee Nation. "Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal." Indian Country Today. February 25, 2014. Article. (https://ictnews.org/archive/cherokee-nation-raises-tribal-minimum-wage-more-than-2-above-federal, accessed March 22, 2023)

Cutting Edge Tech on the Rez

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Indian Country Today
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Bigger isn’t always better. Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation covers some 2.8 million acres, only a small portion of which is occupied by the successful San Xavier District’s Hi:kdan Business Park. The tribally chartered, Native-owned private business operates under the banner: “Moving Forward with the Future.”

Housed in the shadows of Raytheon, the nearby giant missile manufacturer, the O’odham have done quite well for themselves with their 51 percent ownership of Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM)–a Native Small Disadvantaged Business providing “high tech products for a better world.”...

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Allen, Lee. "Cutting Edge Tech on the Rez." Indian Country Today. December 19, 2013. Article. (https://ictnews.org/archive/cutting-edge-tech-on-the-rez, accessed April 3, 2023)

A 'historic day' at pueblo

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Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar called it a “historic day” as he signed regulations at Sandia Pueblo on Thursday morning that will allow the tribe to lease land without federal approval.

The pueblo is only the second tribe in the country to take advantage of a law, called the HEARTH Act (Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012), which was signed last year. Prior to the law, any long-term leases for residential, business, or other purposes — large or small — needed approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

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Ziff, Deborah. "A ‘historic day’ at pueblo." ABQ Journal. March 15, 2013. Article. (https://www.abqjournal.com/178475/a-historic-day-at-pueblo.html, accessed February 23, 2023)

Moapa Solar Farm Enters $1.6 Billion Deal to Power Los Angeles Homes

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The Los Angeles City Council has approved a 25-year, $1.6 billion deal to buy power from a solar plant on the Moapa River Reservation, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.The 350-megawatt farm will be the first commercial-grade solar project on tribal land in the U.S. The Interior Department fast-tracked approval of the utility-scale solar farm in June. Nearly one million photovoltaic panels will be built on 2,000 acres of the tribe's 71,954-acre landbase in Clark County, Nevada, just 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas, said William Anderson, chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians...

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ICTMN Staff. "Moapa Solar Farm Enters $1.6 Billion Deal to Power Los Angeles Homes." Indian Country Today Media Network. November 27, 2012. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/business/moapa-solar-farm..., accessed January 11, 2013)

Indian Pride: Episode 108: Economic Development

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Prairie Public
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This episode of the "Indian Pride" television series, aired in 2007, explores the economic development efforts of selected Native nations cross Indian Country. It also features an interview with Lance Morgan, CEO of the Winnebago Trib'es Ho-Chunk, Inc., who provides an overview of the evolution of Ho-Chunk, Inc. and how it is working to grow and diversify the Winnebago Tribe's economy in order to make it sustainable.

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Prairie Public. "Indian Pride (Episode 108): Economic Development." Indian Pride television series. Prairie Public. Fargo, North Dakota. 2007. Video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFibj75MUi0, accessed July 24, 2023)

The Best Practices in Rural Alberta Project

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The Rural Alberta Project
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The Best Practices in Rural Alberta Project culminated in September 2012, after two and a half years of community engagement; research into the examination of leadership strengths and practices; incredible youth development; and video capture in preparation for a documentary film. This documentary profoundly captures the core essence and power of Indigenous economic development in Alberta...

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The Rural Alberta Project. "The Best Practices in Rural Alberta Project." The Banff Centre. Banff, Alberta. September 2012. Documentary. (https://documentaryaddict.com/films/the-best-practices-in-rural-developm..., accessed September 20, 2016.)