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Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today

Mark Trahant, Indian Country Today

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor-at-large for Indian Country Today. He is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.

At the Crossroads: State of the Economy in Indian Country

By: - April 5, 2022

Study after study reaches the same conclusion: Tribes are often the largest drivers of regional and rural economies. In Oklahoma, a new report said tribes and tribal enterprises added $15.6 billion in direct contributions in 2019 to the state’s economy. In addition, many more billions were spent by suppliers and those developing products for the tribes. […]