On August 9, 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Despite a clear precedent in last year’s victory by tribal lenders against Colorado regulators, New York state authorities are mounting yet another attempt to erode tribal sovereign rights to operate businesses without state interference.
In fiscal year 2014, the federal government will spend about $3.8 trillion, which breaks down into mandatory spending (64 percent), interest on the national debt (6 percent), and discretionary spending (30 percent).
As American colonists began to call for democracy, revolutionary leaders dressed up as Indians, boarded English ships and dumped tea in Boston harbor to protest taxes on tea and commodities.
It used to be that when Indians left the reservation to head into town they always seemed to get the short end of the stick.
Indian country’s pecuniary advancements created by Indian gaming are well documented. Many tribes have taken full advantage of expanding and diversifying business ventures that now represent a sustainable economic base far greater than their initial casino enterprise.
Urban Indians are not new to the urban scene, as New York Times reporter Timothy Williams suggested in his article, "Quietly, Indians Reshape Cities and Res
It’s always very interesting to see how people react when I tell them my company provides hourly childcare in resorts, spas and casinos. Their expression is at first quizzical, followed by an incredulous tilt of the head and then chased by a set of pointed questions. “What?
The recent legal decision in the case of King Mountain Tobacco v. the State of Washington has become quite the topic in reservation business conversation.
The virtual currency, bitcoin, recently gained attention as its trading value topped $140 US per coin on April 2.
The potential impacts of Internet gaming legalization was a major topic at last month’s National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) convention. Another critical topic, not surprisingly, was economic diversification and Tribes’ ability to pursue and manage the process of planning for change.
Congress is now considering the legalization of gambling over the Internet. Indian country, which has invested billions of dollars in traditional “bricks and mortar” businesses, should be extremely worried about this effort.
I have been thinking about the “Indian Land problems” that continue to swirl around DC.