Native 8(a) Works
The Native 8(a) Program –It Works for Everyone

It’s working. Value to taxpayers. Support to our country. Opportunities for people to help themselves. That is why we support Native 8(a) contracting.

The numbers tell the story. Native 8(a) is less than 2% of the $500 billion federal contracting market. Profits from 8(a) contracts make a tremendous difference in the lives of Native people, many of whom live in areas where unemployment is high and economic opportunities are almost non-existent.

Native participation in the 8(a) program leads to jobs, economic development and other benefits including college scholarships, apprenticeships, internships and cultural preservation programs. It allows Native communities the opportunity to grow and prosper. When these corporations do well, they help large groups of people, not a single owner or person. Native 8(a) is truly a hand up, NOT a hand out. Simply put, Native 8(a) works.

Upcoming Events
May 9 & 10 - The Native American Contractors Association's 2012 Spring Congressional Outreach Summit at the National Museum of the American Indians Patron's Lounge. Interested members should send an RSVP to Kacey Foster at
June 20 & 21 - National 8(a) Association Summer Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Information and registration at
Sept. 24-27 - Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. Find out more at
Native Leaders on 8(a)

"The 8(a) program is providing value to government and giving back to our thousands of shareholders and their descendents."

- Barney Uhart, President, Chugach Alaska Corporation

"There are so many village corporations that could provide value through 8(a)"

- Maver Carey, President / CEO The Kuskokwim Corporation