Native-owned Ongweoweh Corp. derived its name from the Haudenosaunee word meaning “original or real people,” according to President Justin Bennett, and it’s a signal to potential customers that they will be doing business with real people.
In addition to employing a homegrown force, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is using a combination of tribal loans and nonprogram income to build homes with eco-friendly blocks made of 87 percent recycled items.
The Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana have surpassed the national homeownership rate of 64.3 percent. Between 70-75 percent of Flathead Reservation residents are homeowners — an astonishing feat for any community in the U.S.
Big Elk Energy Systems has hit the trifecta. On the just-issued Inc. magazine top 5000 lists, the Tulsa-based firm was ranked number 1 in three categories: manufacturing firms nationwide, companies based in Oklahoma, and companies based in Tulsa.
Tribes are missing out on big savings by not taking advantage of a couple of huge health insurance breaks they are eligible for.