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Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
Business
Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)
A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes acquire government contracting firm
Business
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.

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation sees setback on recognition
Law | Federal 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
Law | National | Federal Recognition
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.

Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts
Business | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill seeks information about Alaska Native contracts (July 3, 2014)
Letter prompts harsh rebuke from Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee tackles economic development
Business | National | Politics
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
Opinion
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.

Democrat Claire McCaskill  of Missouri wins re-election     to Senate
Business | Politics
Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri wins re-election to Senate (November 6, 2012)
Democrat Claire McCaskill defeated Republican Todd Akin to win re-election for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. The incumbent McCaskill initially faced a strong challenge from Akin, who represents Missouri's 2nd...

FP: Why did Muscogee  Nation business land military contract?
Business | National
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...

GOP opponent of Sen. McCaskill faces pressure to leave race
National | Politics
GOP opponent of Sen. McCaskill faces pressure to leave race (August 21, 2012)
The Republican party continues to pressure Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) to drop his campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) due to remarks he made about rape. Akin, however, insisted on...

Remarks by SBA Administrator Mills at NCAI winter session
Business | Politics
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...

Native American Contractors Association selects new director
Business | National
Native American Contractors Association selects new director (March 5, 2012)
The Native American Contractors Association has selected a new executive director. Kevin J. Allis is a member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin. He serves as chairman of...

KCAW: Alaska Native meeting promotes government contracting
Business
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...

Jim Gray: Alaska Native corporations put Native people to work
Opinion
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...

Matt Gilbert: Contracting program seems to benefit non-Natives
Opinion
Matt Gilbert: Contracting program seems to benefit non-Natives (June 30, 2011)
"A year ago, I read a Washington Post article (“Two Worlds: Government Contractors, Alaska Natives”) about how Alaska Natives are being used by management consultants to land multimillion dollar 8(a)...

Audio from  Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on 8(a)
Business | Politics
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
Business | Politics
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)
Business | Politics
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
Business | Politics
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
Business | Politics
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...

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