Congress OKs land trade to settle Native corporation claim
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young are hailing congressional approval of a land trade involving the Bering Straits Native Corp., the federal Bureau of Land Management and the state of Alaska.
Alaska Native Corporations
article Native corporation launches tourism service
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native village corporation that operates a popular cruise ship destination has launched a commercial consulting service for others seeking help...
article Review of Alaska Native corporations raises accountability questions
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal review questions whether shareholders of Alaska Native corporations are getting the information they need to guide the corporations that...
press release NACA Responds to Rep. Markey's Proposed Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native American Contractors Association, whose members include many of the twelve (12) Alaska Native Regional Corporations ("Regional...
article Bristol Bay Native Corp. director on leave following rape accusation
(Alaska) -- A director for Bristol Bay Native Corp. is on a leave of absence this week following police accusations he raped a woman earlier this month.
article Native corporation CEO says it's time to reduce federal contracting
(Alaska) -- Ouzinkie Native Corp. CEO Greg Strong tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror (subscription required) it's time for Native corporations to reduce their dependence...
article Arctic Slope Native Association gets ruling over IHS contract
(Alaska) -- The Arctic Slope Native Association in Alaska will be awarded contract support costs from the Indian Health Service under a ruling from the Federal Circuit...
article Native communities worry about new consultation policy for native corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Consultation for ANC’s is an addition to the current policy of tribal consultation that was enacted in December. “This would allow...
article Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute
(Alaska) -- Federal courts have jurisdiction to rule on Alaska Native corporation shareholder disputes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.
article Alaska utility, Native corporation propose idea to cut rural energy costs
(Alaska) -- An idea studied years ago by an oil company for producing vast stores of North Slope natural gas without building a giant pipeline has emerged again, this...
article No celebration: Not all Alaska Natives cheered ANCSA at 40
(Alaska) -- December 18, 2011, was the 40th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. There were discussions about the act’s many defining roles in...
article Ketchikan Indian Community GM takes Oregon job
(Alaska) -- The general manager for the Ketchikan-based Native corporation is resigning for a job in Oregon.
press release Department of Interior Announces Consultation Policy for Alaska Native Corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Del Laverdure today announced a new framework for meaningful...
article Congress OKs land trade to settle Native corporation claim
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young are hailing congressional approval of a land trade involving the Bering Straits Native Corp., the...
article Alaska Natives benefited, burdened by controversial contracting program
(Alaska) -- Twenty American Indian and Alaska Native companies receiving special benefits under a controversial federal contracting program returned more than $100...
article Man pleads guilty in contracting fraud scheme
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Army Corps of Engineers employee has pleaded guilty to his role in a $30 million bribery and kickback scheme involving the awarding of...
article Complicated Legal Snarl in Alaskan Village
(Alaska) -- Koniag Inc., a federal land trust, sued a Native Alaskan village that seeks damages equal to those awarded other parties in a 1984 case that allegedly found...
article Calista Corp. dividends expected to total $4M
(Alaska) -- Calista Corp. officials say the Native regional corporation will issue shareholder dividends totaling nearly $4 million this year.
article Local Tribal Business Looks to Global Markets
(Alaska) -- Business is going better than expected for Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe. After two years of steadily increasing sales for its fish processing and...
article Former Native corp executive admits to guilt in bribery case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Alaska Native corporation executive on Tuesday admitted his role in a $28 million bribery scheme involving the awarding of government...
article Alaska Native Corps Face New Wave of Scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are gearing up for a new round of attacks, as the U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report...
article Explosive growth for tribal small businesses in Alaska
(Alaska) -- A new report from Congress’s investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), has found that Alaska Native Corporations in the business...
article Rep. Markey calls for hearing on Alaska Native corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is calling on the House Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing on Alaska Native corporations. Markey, the...
article Report Says Native 8(a) Contracting Programs Need Some Work
(Washington) -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report saying the Small Business Administration's Native corporation 8(a) program needs...
article Report: Oversight of tribal contracts lacking
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of a federal program that gives Alaska Native corporations a special edge worth billions of dollars in federal contracts said Wednesday...
article Audit takes a new dig at Native contracting program
(Washington D.C.) -- The debate over the sole source contracting privileges that Alaska Native corporations have used to make billions of dollars is flaring in Congress...
article Congressman Don Young Says Current American Indian Regulations are "Outdated"
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Congressman Don Young recently introduced a bill, H.R. 3532, the American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011. “The federal policy to hold...
press release NACA Responds to GAO Report on Native American Contracting
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to today's Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled, "Monitoring and Oversight of Tribal 8(a) Firms Need...
article Sealaska to contribute 12 logs toward Shakes Island renovation project
(Alaska) -- Sealaska directors approved donating 12 logs for the Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCA) Shakes Island renovation project. The log donation request was...
article Sealaska donates twelve logs to Chief Shakes renovation project
(Alaska) -- The Sealaska Corporation’s board of directors recently approved the donation of twelve cedar tree logs for Wrangell Cooperative Association’s...
article Plea deal for 1 in massive contracting fraud case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Army Corps of Engineers employee has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors say may be one of the largest and most brazen...
article Details of contracting scam revealed in court documents
(Washington D.C.) -- The plan was straightforward but effective: A tight team of government employees and savvy contractors, including one from an Alaska Native...
article OP/ED: In Defense of Native 8(a) Programs
(Alaska) -- Native people have the highest percentage of service in the armed forces of any U.S. ethnic group. In fact, there are nearly 190,000 Native American military...
article Idaho contracting company plans to hire workers
(Idaho) -- An Idaho-based government contracting company owned by an Alaska Native corporation plans to hire 100 workers in 2012 as demand rises for its demolition,...
article Change Is a Necessity for Sealaska Board
(Alaska) -- December 18, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANSCA), the anniversary of the “great...
article BNC shareholders set to get record dividend
(Alaska) -- Many Bethel residents find themselves strapped for cash around the holidays. However, there’s good news for Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders.
article Chickaloon Tribe Sends $500,000 Tax Bill to CIRI
(Alaska) -- The Chickaloon Athabascan tribe in the Mat Su Valley surprised leadership at the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated or CIRI regional Native corporation by...
article CIRI files counter lawsuit against Chickaloon Village
(Alaska) -- According to federal court filings, the large native corporation CIRI has filed a lawsuit against the Chickaloon Native Village hoping a judge will agree the...
article Tribe bills Native corporation for $500,000 in 'taxes'
(Alaska) -- Bubbling tension between Alaska's tribes and Native corporations is nothing new. There’s a reason this year’s AFN convention theme was...
article LETTER: Corporate voting isn't democratic
(Alaska) -- In response to the article about Ed Thomas’ talk at the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s brown bag lunch series:
article Native leader seeks stronger ties between tribes, corps
(Alaska) -- The room on the fourth floor of Sealaska Plaza was packed with more than 30 people. They’d gathered as part of Native Alaskan Heritage Month to hear...
article Alaska Congress Concerned About Potential Loss of Contract for 100 Alaskan Businesses
(Alaska) -- Administration’s (SBA) 30-day decertification response period arises, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has sent a letter to SBA Administrator,...
article Alaska Native Corp. program: The case for and against
(Washington D.C.) -- For many people, the government’s set-aside program for Alaska Native Corporations is a blemish on the federal acquisition system. Even people...
article Ex-Native corporation offiicial remains jailed in bribe case
(Washington D.C.) -- A former executive with an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary charged in what federal prosecutors call one of the largest government contracting...
article Congressional watchdog takes on Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- A congressional watchdog group will probe the finances of Alaska Native corporations and how closely they're monitored.
article Homeland Security contracts under fire
(Washington D.C.) -- A senior lawmaker has asked the Department of Homeland Security to hand over e-mails, contracting records and other documents as part of an...
article 4 charged in Army Corps bribery case remain in jail
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Army Corps of Engineers employees and two other men charged in a $20 million bribery, money laundering and kickback scheme will remain in jail,...
article Alaska contracting scandal sparks call for House probe
(Alaska) -- A key lawmaker urged Congress on Wednesday to probe whether a program aimed at awarding no-bid federal contracts to Native-owned corporations in Alaska was...
article Does EyakTek scandal mean trouble for Alaskan firms?
(Alaska) -- If people want proof that the Alaska Native Corp set-aside program needs reform, the indictment this week of an executive at Eyak Technology on allegations...
article Eyak fires indicted exec; more pressure likely on ANC firms
(Alaska) -- Supporters of Alaska Native Corporations moved quickly to distance themselves from bribery scandal involving an employee of an ANC company. But pressure on...
article EyakTek executive among four charged in federal bribery case
(Alaska) -- Federal agents arrested an executive with an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary Tuesday for his alleged role in a massive kickback scheme likely to...
article On heels of EyakTek scandal, renewed 8(a) scrutiny
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, says he's calling for a Congressional hearing on the "kickback scandal" involving the U...
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