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Andrea Alexander Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Economic Development, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications, Tribal Culture, Tribal Government
On October 15-16, Andrea Alexander (Makah) will be a featured speaker at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. Andrea Alexander has over 30 years experience of development in the native community and runs her own business, Energy Innovation Foundation. Her firm provides strategic planning and project development for … Continue Reading

International Trade and Investment

Posted in Economic Development
I’m pleased to introduce guest author Sara Sandford, Chair of Garvey Schubert Barer’s Pacific Rim Initiative and Japan Practice, and co-chair of the China Practice. Sara works with clients from around the world in all stages of establishing, acquiring and operating businesses across borders. We’re grateful that Sara has offered to share her experience and knowledge with … Continue Reading

Taking Smoke Signals Digital

Posted in Economic Development
Check out this article on the work that Navajo Nation is doing to bring wireless broadband to the reservation.  Navajo Nation is not alone – many tribes and partners like GCI and its Rural Development Program led by Bob Walsh in Alaska are taking advantage of the federal funding opportunities for these projects. In fact, there … Continue Reading

Develop Locally, Think and Act Globally

Posted in Economic Development
Applying Local Lessons Learned to International Development The economic and social challenges faced in Indian country resemble the challenges faced by developing countries overseas. To meet these challenges, many Tribes and Native-owned businesses have developed and are managing strong programs for local economic development, agricultural improvements, governance, and other critical development issues. Now, Tribes and … Continue Reading

Say Yes to Success – Tribal Economic Diversification Opportunities

Posted in Economic Development
While attending the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association Conference and Trade Show at the gorgeous  Shakopee Mystic Lake Casino Resort, someone reminded me that its only by understanding our past that we can truly move forward.  Tribes are at a crossroads.  Gaming, which was once a monopoly, is fast becoming the next big tax revenue generator for states … Continue Reading