Business

December 11, 2011
By:
Ray Austin

December 18, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA), the anniversary of the “great ex

November 25, 2011
By:
Frank VanderPloeg

Crunch time has come for tribes to review whether their employee benefit plans are “governmental,” in light of the Internal Revenue Servic

November 22, 2011
By:
Ralph B. Saltsman and Stephen Warren Solomon

With Indian Casinos virtually surrounding Los Angeles County, one might ask: why are there no Indian Casinos in Los Angeles County?

November 14, 2011
By:
Mark Trahant

The United States Congress is debating two important principles.

There is the idea that a strict deadline forces action. (Or, more accurately, as the science fiction writer Douglas Adams once said, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”)

November 09, 2011
By:
Timothy Chavez

As business leaders and members of our tribal communities, American Indian entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to utilize our corporate service and

November 07, 2011
By:
Ray Cook, ICTMN Op-Ed Editor

The children of the West (Americans) are fighting amongst themselves (again) over distribution of a wealth that does not belong to them, a wealth derived from Indigenous lands.

November 05, 2011
By:
Steve Russell

“It’s all right to let Wall Street bet each other millions of dollars every day but why make these bets affect the fellow who is plowing a field out in Claremore, Oklahoma?”

October 22, 2011
By:
Chloe Thompson

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been intruding on tribal sovereignty for several years, by asserting authority over businesses owned and operated by tribal governments, including those located on reservations. And it's poised to strike yet another blow.

October 12, 2011
By:
Nellis Kennedy-Howard

Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And here we sit, digging for oil.

July 25, 2011
By:
Ned Norris, Jr.

Two and a half years ago, the Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for a major economic development project adjacent to Peoria and Glendale. The West Valley Resort will create 6,000 construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent jobs, all without a single penny of taxpayer money.

July 21, 2011
By:
Daniel Blondeau

To the editor:

July 05, 2011
By:
Jim Gray

To the Editor:

June 28, 2011
By:
Matt Gilbert

A year ago, I read a Washington Post article (“Two Worlds: Government Contractors, Alaska Natives”) about how Alaska Nat

June 23, 2011
By:
Rinku Sen

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart sex discrimination case on Monday, a frustrating ruling that doesn’t challenge the existence of bias, but that exempts the company from accountability.

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