Larson Slade has supported Native American governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and associated federal agencies (BIA, OST, ANA, IHS) for more than 20 years. We understand that many tribes wish to pursue business and infrastructure growth while preserving traditional tribal values.

We know how to help tribal organizations and native business owners position themselves to qualify for native-oriented contracts, grants and programs, including the 8(a) contracting program. Recently Larson Slade was invited by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to provide training on the tribal 8(a) federal contracting program at workshops in Indian Country. The Cherokee training program has ended, but Larson Slade offers its own tribal 8(a) curriculum at a discounted price.

We specialize in helping you craft advantageous business partnerships that advance your economic goals while protecting your interests.  As management consultants we can also help you roll out and manage a project or improve its performance.

We understand and support tribal sovereignty. Our methods and consultants adapt to a wide range of needs. For example:

  • We managed an intensive review and analysis of the Indian Trust Fund and were lead authors of the Special Trustee’s five-year strategic plan for improved services.
  • We managed a project to establish tribal child support enforcement programs.
  • We have facilitated strategic planning for tribal representatives and the Indian Health Service and for tribes that wish to invest gaming revenue back into the tribe.
  • We’ve helped several tribes explore new business opportunities, especially with the federal government.
  • We’ve provided training and technical assistance for grants (including Administration for Native Americans grants) as well as for leadership and project management workshops for several native non-profits.

Tribal managers appreciate that we bring an independent presence and fresh perspective to the issues they face. Here is more about what Larson Slade offers tribal organizations:

Business Development/Economic Development

  • Federal set-aside contracts for 8(a), small-disadvantaged, native-owned, and HUBZone business growth
  • Small business incubation and workshops
  • Business growth and market analysis
  • Business tools and methodologies recommendations and training
  • Business plans and finance
  • Proposal development and workshops
  • Federal contracts workshops and consultations

Grant Acquisition and Grants Management

  • Training and technical assistance for grants, including Administration for Native Americans
  • Grant application development and workshops
  • Post-award consultations and workshops

Strategic Planning and Project Management

  • Strategic plans consulting and workshops
  • Teaming/joint ventures counseling
  • Facilitated program visioning and design
  • Performance management consulting and workshops

Training and Workforce Development

  • Workforce training and development
  • Web-delivered information and tools (including training and surveys)
  • Specialists in leadership and project management
  • Federal business development experts

Interested in grants or contracts?

If you are looking for free aid for your business from the federal government, please check out our free aid page.

Larson Slade is proud of its more than 20 years of experience supporting native communities and projects.

Along the way we have noted these interesting and effective organizations. Visit their websites to learn more about Indian Country.

National Congress of American Indians is a non-profit that is a unified voice for tribal nations.

The Native American Rights Fund is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

Indian Country Today Media Network is comprehensive and innovative online native news and entertainment site.  also provides online native news, information, and entertainment.