June 24, 2012
Walter Lamar

Who are you going to dance with? This question is easy to answer in high school, but in business, the answer can be surprisingly tricky. As tribes generate more revenue through gaming and economic development, the eager partners are lining up.

June 23, 2012
Dwanna L. Robertson

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about receiving money from Indian casinos, I might be relatively rich. No such luck. Non-Native people generally assume Indians are getting rich from tribal casinos, and often engage in intensive question-and-answer sessions when challenged.

June 22, 2012
Tina Hagedorn

This is the final in a three-part series that discusses the ultimate benefits of branding and marketing tribal forest products. Historically, tribal forest products have generally been sold as commodities with little branding to distinguish or differentiate them from non-tribal products.

May 17, 2012
Joseph H. Webster

With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of conducting intrastate internet gaming.

April 21, 2012
Julianne Jennings

Stereotypes help market American merchandise for more than a century, and the history of their use and abuse offers a strange and telling story of race relations in this country. Starting with sugar, its long history is interwoven with that of the slave trade.

April 12, 2012
Bank Information Center

From the letter below: "For example, elimination of the senior level Indigenous Peoples’ Expert was a mistake – that position should be reinstated and the capacity of the Bank relating to indigenous peoples must be strengthened."



April 07, 2012
Chuck Trimble

A March 28 article from the Associated Press told of problems at the

April 04, 2012
Joseph Valandra

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently published discussion drafts of a set of regulations for Class II.

March 30, 2012
Harold Monteau

Almost every column I have written for ICTMN has either explicitly or implicitly spoken for unity among American Indian Tribes and Native Alaskans (collectively, Native Americans).

March 22, 2012
Kevin Allis

Throughout the course of history, Indian country has been the victim of unwarranted and harmful attacks from the outside. That is why it is so troubling when our own communities are wrongfully attacked from other factions from within Indian Country.

March 15, 2012
Tex Hall

Late last month the U.S. Treasury announced $3.6 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations.

March 15, 2012
Tanya Fiddler

Jobs, jobs, jobs. They're on everyone’s mind these days, and Creator knows our reservations are in dire need of jobs.

March 14, 2012
Harold Monteau

The Reservation Economic Summit, RES 2012, conference and trade show I recently attended experienced record attendance according to NCAIED

February 29, 2012
Chase Iron Eyes

September 17, 2011, Wall Street (USA), Zucotti Park (renamed Liberty Park by occupiers), hundreds heeded ADBUSTER’S call to Occupy Wall Street. Why? In Short, the stated reasons can be summed up with the goal of ending corporate greed’s death-lock on our democracy. When will it stop?