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'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts
'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts (June 26, 2019)

Businesses owned by fake 'Cherokee' entrepreneurs have landed more than $300 million in local, state and federal contracts.


Man from 'Northern Cherokee Nation' landed $7.6 million in government contracts
Man from 'Northern Cherokee Nation' landed $7.6 million in government contracts (October 15, 2018)

The Northern Cherokee Nation isn't considered legitimate but federal contracting officials apparently don't care.


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation expands government contracting portfolio (October 31, 2017)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation continues efforts to diversify its economy.


Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm (August 18, 2016)

The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are partners in PRC Composites.


Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)

The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.


Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm
Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm (June 30, 2016)

KIRA provides facilities maintenance and base operations throughout the United States and overseas and has won more than $1 billion in federal contracts.


Morongo Band interested in acquiring Colt gun manufacturer
Morongo Band interested in acquiring Colt gun manufacturer (June 30, 2015)

The iconic company declared bankruptcy earlier this month and owes $500 million to creditors.


Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture
Interview: Potawatomi tribes join forces for new business venture (June 9, 2015)

Robert Farkas spoke with MiBiz about the firm’s goals for skilled trades training as well as a new joint venture to pursue federal contracting work.


Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract
Winnebago Tribe's company secures $6.5M government contract (October 3, 2014)

All Native Solutions will provide furniture and equipment to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee tackles economic development
Senate Indian Affairs Committee tackles economic development (June 26, 2014)

Leaders of Indian organizations outline ways to help businesses succeed.


Oliver Semans: Sen. McCaskill attacks Native 8(a) program
Oliver Semans: Sen. McCaskill attacks Native 8(a) program (November 27, 2013)

Oliver Semans, the executive director of Four Directions, says Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) is once again attacking the Native 8(a) program.


Alabama company   to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting  fraud
Alabama company to pay $1.15M for Indian contracting fraud (March 26, 2013)

An Alabama company will pay $1.15 million in an Indian contracting fraud case. Caddell Construction told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it was mentoring an Indian-owned company under...


FP: Why did Muscogee  Nation business land military contract?
FP: Why did Muscogee Nation business land military contract? (September 26, 2012)

"The Muscogee Nation, part of the Creek Indian tribe, which fought with Confederate troops against the U.S. military during the Civil War, is now guarding Americans stationed at U.S. bases...


Remarks by SBA Administrator Mills at NCAI winter session
Remarks by SBA Administrator Mills at NCAI winter session (March 8, 2012)

Karen Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration, addressed the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday. The SBA oversees the 8(a) program, which provides opportunities for minority-owned businesses...


Rep. Markey calls for hearing on Alaska Native corporations
Rep. Markey calls for hearing on Alaska Native corporations (February 7, 2012)

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is calling on the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on Alaska Native corporations. Markey, the top Democrat on the committee, said the Government...


Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract
Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary secures $84M Air Force contract (February 1, 2012)

A subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has secured a $84 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. All Native Services...


KCAW: Alaska Native meeting promotes government contracting
KCAW: Alaska Native meeting promotes government contracting (August 9, 2011)

"Tribal groups and Native corporations will get insights into government contracting during a three-day event this week. The Alaska Native Economic Development and Procurement Trade Fair is offering information on...


Top executive of Chugach Alaska Corp. announces resignation
Top executive of Chugach Alaska Corp. announces resignation (July 13, 2011)

The chief executive officer of Chugach Alaska Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, resigned on Monday. Ed Herndon left to "pursue other career opportunities," The Anchorage Daily News reported. No...


Choctaw Nation awarded $20M to build equipment for military
Choctaw Nation awarded $20M to build equipment for military (July 13, 2011)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is supporting the U.S. military with one of its businesses. Choctaw Defense was recently awarded a $20 million contract to produce equipment for the U.S....


Jim Gray: Alaska Native corporations put Native people to work
Jim Gray: Alaska Native corporations put Native people to work (July 5, 2011)

"For perspective, most Native 8(a) work is conducted outside of Alaska, as that is where the vast majority of federal contracts are located. The fact is, Alaska is not large...


Jim Gray  headed to Native American Contractors Association
Jim Gray headed to Native American Contractors Association (June 23, 2011)

Jim Gray, the former chief of the Osage Nation, has been selected as executive director of the Native American Contractors Association. Gray led his tribe for eight years. He also...


Sen. Murkowski opposes bill to change Native contracting
Sen. Murkowski opposes bill to change Native contracting (April 20, 2011)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is opposing S.236, a bill that would limit government contracting for Alaska Native corporations. Murkowski doesn't believe there's enough support to pass the bill. She said...


Audio from  Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on 8(a)
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on 8(a) (April 8, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss the 8(a) program at the Small Business Administration. The committee heard from SBA officials and tribal and Alaska...


Winnebago executive to defend 8(a) program at SCIA hearing
Winnebago executive to defend 8(a) program at SCIA hearing (April 7, 2011)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will testify at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee today to discuss the 8(a) program at the Small Business Administration. Morgan...


Labor Department goes after   San Carlos Apache Tribe business
Labor Department goes after San Carlos Apache Tribe business (April 6, 2011)

The Department of Labor is asking a federal judge to bar a company owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe from bidding on government contracts for three years. The department...


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing  on 8(a)
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on 8(a) (April 5, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss the 8(a) program at the Small Business Administration. The hearing is titled "Promise Fulfilled: The Role of the...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee   hearing on    SBA 8(a) program
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on SBA 8(a) program (March 31, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss the 8(a) program at the Small Business Administration. The program has helped tribal and Alaska Native owned...


Sen. McCaskill  failed to remit property taxes on   private plane
Sen. McCaskill failed to remit property taxes on private plane (March 29, 2011)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), a leading critic of tribal and Alaska Native corporation contracting, failed to pay nearly $300,000 in property taxes on a plane she owns with her...


Sen. McCaskill  used taxpayer funds to cover private plane flights
Sen. McCaskill used taxpayer funds to cover private plane flights (March 11, 2011)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), a leading critic of tribal and Alaska Native corporation contracting, used taxpayer funds to pay for flights on a private jet owned by her husband. McCaskill...


Rep. Young advances agenda for Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Rep. Young advances agenda for Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (January 21, 2011)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has a lot on his plate as the chairman of the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Young plans to examine the Bureau...