investment

Collectively Managing Allotment Lands Is Better

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Indian allotment holders are not making enough money from their allotments. One way for tribal allotment holders to gain more economic income from their allotments is to organize a corporation under tribal law and collectively manage allotted lands in order to gain more income for allotment holders...

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Champagne, Duane. "Collectively Managing Allotment Lands Is Better." Indian Country Today. December 10, 2013. Article. (https://ictnews.org/archive/collectively-managing-allotment-lands-is-better, accessed March 24, 2023)

How Tribal Leaders Are Creating Jobs

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Indian Country Today
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The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) has provided a vital spark to infrastructure and economic development projects across Indian country. Momentum has been building over the past several years but because of recent federal agency actions, and now tax-related Congressional bickering, it is in danger of petering out.

Out on the prairie, the skyline of Winnebago, Nebraska continues to grow. That is because the Winnebago Tribe is constructing a new multi-million-dollar educational center. This is a major achievement for a community in great need. Any other rural community might have issued bonds based on local property tax revenues to construct a critical community asset like this. But of course tribal governments cannot levy real property taxes. As such, NMTC-backed financing helped make this project a reality...

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Morgan, Lance and Gabriel S. Galanda. "How Tribal Leaders Are Creating Jobs." Indian Country Today. October 15, 2013. Opinion. (https://ictnews.org/archive/how-tribal-leaders-are-creating-jobs, accessed July 18, 2023)

The Dirt Poor and Filthy Rich: A Study in Contrasts

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A pair of Sir Elton John’s signature high-heeled boots. … Jimmy Hendrix’s Flying V guitar. One of Madonna’s bustiers. A bevy of pick-chipped six-strings previously owned by rock legends like Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton — and one American Indian tribe owns them all. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, who some analysts say are worth several billion dollars, have become the first American Indian tribe to also be considered a bullish corporation...

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Moya-Smith, Simon. "The Dirt Poor and Filthy Rich: A Study in Contrasts." Indian Country Today Media Network. February 21, 2013. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/business/the-dirt-poor-and..., accessed February 25, 2013)

Melvin L. Sheldon: Refining Our United Vision

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National Congress of American Indians
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Melvin L. Sheldon, Chairman of the Tulalip Tribes, provides an overview of Tulalip's building of a sustainable, diversified economy, and discusses some of the important steps Tulalip took to create a commercial environment capable of supporting business success.

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Sheldon, Melvin L. "Refining Our United Vision." NCAI 2012 Annual Convention. National Congress of American Indians. Sacramento, California. October 23, 2012. Presentation. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl9JvnVkVmY&list=PLBjQrzrj0IyuAxD1KbDC..., accessed November 5, 2012)