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Thanks to all who supported Kardinals season

Posted: October 20, 2011 - 9:29am

On behalf of the Kenai Football Booster I would like to thank everyone who made our season a tremendous success. From the volunteers, community support, Kenai students, the coaches and last but not least our Kenai Kardinal Football team! You all played with tremendous heart and determination. You believed and achieved! Congratulations on being 2011 State Champions!

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ANCJames 10/20/11 - 02:01 pm

After reading your October 17, 2011 "Native Corporations doing....." I decided to comment but could not get the comment system to work to accept my comment....after login...I received a denial msg and was not allowed to submit.....

At one point ANCs 8(a) firms were eligible to receive sole source 8(a) contracts regardless of dollar size,
with no upper limit, but in 2010 that was reduced to $20 million per contract. Now, Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and John McCain, R-Ariz want more ANCSA reductions implemented on ANCs.

"Indian reservations and Alaska Native Villages suffer from some of the worst poverty in this country, with unemployment levels in excess of 60%. ANCSA is the power base for the ANCs having the primary responsibility for promoting economic development. On the premise that it is both appropriate and necessary to use the Federal government's massive procurement activity to help jump-start reservation economies, Congress has given tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) unique rights in the Federal procurement process..."

It is this unlimited financial power that some senators want to take away from ANCs, for various reasons, one of which ANCs knowledge of these powerful economic rights.

The US Congress again apologized ( to the entire American Indian and Alaskan Tribes Nation with seven statements that were berried in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, this was considered to be a public announcement. One of those statements were "recognizes that there have been years of official depredations, ill-conceived policies, and the breaking of covenants by the Federal Government regarding Indian tribes"(H.R. 3326 111th Cong. Section 8113(a)(4).(5); see also Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2010. Public Law No. 111.118)

ANCs unique 8(a) program implementing economic development, that is unlimited employment, health resolutions and world wide investments supporting economic gain for the villages listed under the 200 Alaska Native Corporations. Power of this type must be used or the lost for better living will never be known.

What Can Happen within the power of the ANCs Now!
8(a) firms owned by tribes and ANCs may still receive sole source contracts regardless of dollar amount.
Opportunity for the youth is in the power of the ANCs implementations.


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