Infrastructure is a topic Indian Country is well aware of, yet it rarely receives the attention it deserves. March 2019 marks our first infrastructure-focused issue of Native Business Magazine, and our fourth issue to date.
In addition to employing a homegrown force, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is using a combination of tribal loans and nonprogram income to build homes with eco-friendly blocks made of 87 percent recycled items.
The Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana have surpassed the national homeownership rate of 64.3 percent. Between 70-75 percent of Flathead Reservation residents are homeowners — an astonishing feat for any community in the U.S.
Residents of reservations in South and North Dakota will benefit from million-dollar mortgage funds from partnerships between two Native Community Development Financial Institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.