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'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success
'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success (February 11, 2020)

A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.


National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown
Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.


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.


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.


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...


Harold Monteau: Unity should benefit all of Indian Country
Harold Monteau: Unity should benefit all of Indian Country (March 30, 2012)

"Almost every column I have written for ICTMN has either explicitly or implicitly spoken for unity among American Indian Tribes and Native Alaskans (collectively, Native Americans). My message has been...


Kevin Allis: Unfair attack against Alaska Native corporations
Kevin Allis: Unfair attack against Alaska Native corporations (March 22, 2012)

"Throughout the course of history, Indian country has been the victim of unwarranted and harmful attacks from the outside. That is why it is so troubling when our own communities...


Native American Contractors Association selects new director
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...


Native American Contractors Association eyes new director
Native American Contractors Association eyes new director (November 2, 2011)

The Native American Contractors Association is seeking a new executive director following the departure of Jim Gray. Gray, the former chief of the Osage Nation, joined NACA in June 2011....


Native American 40 Under 40  Award  to be presented  in Florida
Native American 40 Under 40 Award to be presented in Florida (September 6, 2011)

The recipients of the Native American 40 Under 40 Award will be honored at the 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business event on Thursday. This year's winners include Shayai Lucero,...


Native American Contractors Association hosting   leaders summit
Native American Contractors Association hosting leaders summit (July 18, 2011)

The Native American Contractors Association is hosting its first Emerging Native Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. The summit is aimed at interns and employees at Native-owned businesses. They...


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. 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...