The intersection of government policy and business


PaaWee Rivera, Pueblo de Pojoaque, defends tribal nations in the White House. He is a senior adviser to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Isabella Guzman has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the administrator of the US Small Business Administration. She was sworn in to the position in March. It represents more than 32.5 million small businesses in the United States

Carly Griffith Hotvedt, Cherokee, is the Associate Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. She is one of the recipients of this year’s Native American 40-under-40 award.

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • In Montana, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland highlights infrastructure investments for Indian Country.
  • In Australia, a police training program aims to recruit teenagers from the indigenous community.
  • At the Reservation Economic Summit trade show, a new business called The War Chief Collection was created to combat the culture of alcoholism and drug addiction.
  • The Indian boarding school system nearly wiped out the Seneca language, but a new effort is underway to save and revitalize it.

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