Tribal Business News Round Up: September 26


This week on Tribal Business News, Elizabeth Perez, Navy veteran and Indigenous entrepreneur, discusses tribal energy investments.

Additionally, tribes across the country are improving food security on their reservations through a $400 million program, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is doubling the size of one of its busiest health clinics.

Myriad Opportunities Offer Tribes Solutions for Energy Resilience

Elizabeth Perez, member of the North Fork Rancheria Mono Indians and founder of San Diego-based GC Green Inc., discusses the potential for tribes to leverage energy investments for economic growth and why they need to address the issue of climate change .

Tribes build sovereignty and food security through expanded local purchase programs

Tribes across the country are taking advantage of the USDA’s Cooperative Local Food Assistance Program to improve food security on their reservations, most often for tribal elders and families in the need.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to Double Size of McAlester Health Clinic with $70 Million Renovation

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to inaugurate a $70 million expansion this fall that will add 51,000 square feet and more than double the size of the tribe’s health clinic in McAlester, Okla., increasing capacity treatment volume of patients by 65%.

Tribal Affairs News Briefs

Finally, the Amerindian leader of the CDFI, Chrystel Cornelius, received the prestigious Heinz Prize; Michigan tribe receives $25 million for broadband infrastructure; and MIT Solve has revealed the 2022 Indigenous Community Scholarship cohort.

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