NACA caught up with a 2016 Emerging Native Leaders Summit (ENLS) participant to truly find out if the workshop had any effect on their professional career. Mikaela Downes was able to provide great feedback as to what she learned from ENLS and the training supported her professionally. ENLS will take place this year, July 18-20, 2017 in Washington, DC.read more
“The Emerging Native Leaders Summit is a great experience for an aspiring Native leader. If it’s their first time to DC, the summit offers an orientation to the history, government relations protocol, and culture of the city. It also gives students inspiration and confidence to work in our nation’s capital.” -Victoria Kitcheyan
NACA’s goal is not only to support its members in the challenges they face today, but also to prepare their communities for success in the future. This year the Summit will be held in Washington, DC on August 16-18, 2016. The program includes a mix of learning about business and advocacy, helping participants think full circle about the business process, including the role congress plays in a native communities success.
“I was able to see where other tribes were finding their niche in business and then I was able to see where my tribe could go.” – Christopher Munozread more
Over a 10 day drive, NACA Executive Director, Michael Anderson, toured the midwest visiting with five different NACA member tribes across three states. NACA took a first hand look at the amazing work these companies are providing for their communities through 8a contracting.
Each location had something to offer in terms of their rich culture, resources, business model, and vision.read more
Did you know that Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) and 8(a) contract bundling are having immediate negative impacts to Native 8(a) Businesses and small businesses across the country? These policies have resulted in the loss of contract opportunities and real revenue for small businesses, undermining the intention of the 8a program.read more
NACA Travels to the National 8(a) Conference: finds advocacy opportunities and strengthens a partnership
The Native American Contractors Association (NACA), along with several other NACA Members, traveled to the National 8(a) Annual Conference in Orlando on February 9-10, 2016. The Conference brought together important speakers, topics, and several SBA 8(a) Business Development Program participants from around the country. National 8(a) President, Ron Perry, took time during the Conference to meet with NACA Executive Director, Mike Anderson, and other NACA Members to discuss the importance of Native 8(a) Contractors and how NACA and National 8(a) can work together in the futureread more
Want to know what NACA is working on and has to offer for 2016? or thinking about becoming a member? Read here to get an overview of NACA’s legislative priorities and and learn about what NACA provides to its members.read more