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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.


Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation wins big court victory
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation wins big court victory (November 15, 2018)

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people have been restored to their rightful place in New Jersey history.


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.


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.


Gary Davis of NCAIED joins Small Business Administration council
Gary Davis of NCAIED joins Small Business Administration council (May 26, 2016)

The president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will work on issues facing business in underserved communities.


Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sees setback on recognition
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sees setback on recognition (March 9, 2016)

The tribe's status in New Jersey is in limbo as a judge dismisses one of two lawsuits aimed at resolving the impasse.


Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation awaits ruling in recognition dispute
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation awaits ruling in recognition dispute (March 8, 2016)

The tribe was recognized by the state in 1982 through a law that is still on the books but Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his administration are refusing to acknowledge that status.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge
Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge (October 19, 2015)

I and the wife were visiting relatives in Minnesota during the May storm that flooded parts of the Pine Ridge Reservation.


National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)

Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.


Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts
Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (July 3, 2014)

Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.


NCAIED hosts Reservation Economic Summit in nation's capital
NCAIED hosts Reservation Economic Summit in nation's capital (June 24, 2014)

More than 350 tribal leaders, Indian entrepreneurs and state and local officials are attending the conference.


Q&A: Where can American Indian entrepreneurs find help?
Q&A: Where can American Indian entrepreneurs find help? (May 29, 2013)

Finding help for American Indian entrepreneurs: Question: My husband and I want to start a small business out of our home in Washington State. We are both Native Americans from...


Native Sun News: Tribes call attention to funding discrepancies
Native Sun News: Tribes call attention to funding discrepancies (May 30, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Economic development and independence...


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...


White House Blog: Helping small businesses in Indian Country
White House Blog: Helping small businesses in Indian Country (January 5, 2012)

"The U.S. Small Business Administration yesterday launched a new online tool that helps Native American entrepreneurs prepare for business ownership. The Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Success is...


White House Blog: Economic development for Indian Country
White House Blog: Economic development for Indian Country (December 1, 2011)

"Tuesday night in Talequah, Oklahoma, SBA’s Deputy Administrator Marie Johns and I had the chance to talk with nearly 20 young Native American entrepreneurs. They had great ideas for building...


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...


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...


Kevin Abourezk: Lance Morgan to testify at Senate  8(a) hearing
Kevin Abourezk: Lance Morgan to testify at Senate 8(a) hearing (April 4, 2011)

"A prominent Winnebago business leader will testify Thursday before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about a bill that would eliminate all Alaska Native corporations from participating in a federal program...


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...


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...