January 26, 2012
Tina Hagedorn

This is the first in a three-part series that discusses the opportunity to brand and market 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.

December 30, 2011
Theodora Bird Bear

Dear ICT Editor:

December 24, 2011
Mark Trahant

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Era of Contraction—the shrinking of the federal government—and what that policy means to

December 22, 2011
Vincent Schilling

I didn’t think much of a phone message I received when checking my voicemails at my office last week. The other voice on the line said something to the extent that they just wanted to verify a recent purchase.

December 21, 2011
Chase Iron Eyes

I recently participated in Occupy Oakland. I was in the Bay area on other business and could not resist the chance to take part in history in the making.

December 16, 2011
David Kimelberg

A buzzword that has been gaining a lot of traction in Indian Country of late is “economic diversification.”  This recent attention makes a lot of sense.  Many of our Indian Nations have achieved signifi

December 15, 2011
Mark Trahant

Congress has a long to-do list to complete before the end of the year.

December 14, 2011
Bill Lomax

In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head.

December 13, 2011
John Hendrie

Perhaps Foxwoods was the model, even for way smaller operations.

December 11, 2011
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
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
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
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
Timothy Chavez

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