D.C. Federal Court Rules in Favor of Small Business Admin. in Dispute with Corp. Claiming to be Owned by Recognized Tribe

Here are the materials in GTEC Industries Inc. v. Guzman (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

33-1 SBA Motion

34-1 GTEC Motion

37 SBA Response

38 GTEC Response

39 GTEC Reply

40 SBA Reply

49 GTEC Surreply

50 DCT Order

Border Fence Fiasco Builds

Here’s the link to the Office of Inspector General report about the Border Fence fiasco. It’s always the bad deals we make with non-Indians that kills us….

Here’s the text of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s demand for an investigation into the border fence contract awarded to Chenega Technology (h/t Indianz):

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Section 8(a) Business Development Program Consultation Meeting in AK

Indianz.com reports that the SBA has published a notice in the Federal Register on a tribal consultation meeting. Here’s the summary:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces that it is holding a tribal consultation meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska on the topic of the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Testimony presented at this tribal consultation meeting will become part of the administrative record for SBA’s consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the regulations pertaining to the 8(a) BD program.

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center recently published a white paper on the importance and linkage of the Section 8(a) BD program to the federal trust responsibility. The paper can be downloaded here as well.