Posts Tagged ‘Native Americans’

Choctaws get stimulus funding

by Wally Northway Published: December 14,2009

Tags: construction, federal agency, Native Americans, recession, stimulus

CHOCTAW — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded funding to 100 transit projects on tribal lands that will share in $32 million under its Public Transportation on Indian Reservations program. The $32 million, of which $17 million will come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Tribal Transit Program, will pay […] [...]

MSU, Choctaws enter new agreement

by Wally Northway Published: December 10,2009

Tags: education, Native Americans

STARKVILLE and CHOCTAW — Mississippi State University (MSU) and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) are strengthening ties between the university and tribal government to promote leadership development, academic excellence and civic engagement. University president Mark Keenum recently joined Miko Beasley Denson for a ceremony at Choctaw Central High School to sign a memorandum […] [...]

Choctaws launch new business venture

by Wally Northway Published: August 19,2009

Tags: construction, Native Americans

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) recently enacted an ordinance to establish its newest venture, Choctaw Construction Group Incorporated (CCG). The creation of the new business endeavor allows CCG to serve as the parent holding company for construction operations with three subsidiary companies currently in operation — IKBI Inc., Choctaw Electrical Inc. […] [...]

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