Nearly 200 years of failed federal policies nearly destroyed tribal economies and decimated the traditional tax base upon which sovereigns such as federal, state and local governments rely. Therefore, to create and maintain the public treasury of tribal nations, tribal governments must take an entrepreneurial approach to funding their governments and building their tribal economies. Congress sets out its modern policy regarding tribal sovereignty in the Native American Business Development and Tourism Act which supports tribal economic development. To read all Congress’ findings [click here]. For Habematolel, the government has found its location in a beautiful yet remote area challenging and limiting. Although it is proud of its gaming operation and the jobs it brings to the Tribe and the local community, it does not currently provide governmental revenues. Therefore, the Tribe has turned to e-commerce to build the Nation and has become a pioneer in many e-commerce endeavors.