The owners of Indian Country Today Media Network, the Oneida Nation of New York, donated more than a quarter of a million dollars to the ultra-conservative Patriot Prosperity political action campaign this year.
Patriot Prosperity has a website, a secretive conservative social networking site for conservatives. It is by invitation only for conservatives.
The other top donor to Patriot Prosperity is Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, owner of a daily Israeli newspaper, and the 10th richest person in the world.
The Oneida Nation's second largest donation this year was to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Meanwhile, the owners of another national Indian news outlet, Ho Chunk, Inc., which owns the news website indianz.com received an $80 million contract from the US State Department for domestic and international spying. The contract was awarded to Ho Chunk Inc.'s All Native subsidiary. A second contract gives them an office at the Pentagon in 2014.
Ho-Chunk, Inc, is owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and has divisions in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iraq, according to its website.