Alaska Native
Corporation Benefits

Alaska Native
Corporation Benefits

The Benefits to You

The Benefits to You

Aleut Federal has several entities that are Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certified. Unlike other 8(a) companies that have individual business owners, we can receive sole-source awards up to $100 million without justification and unlimited with justification. These awards cannot be protested, helping our customers expedite procurements to accomplish mission-critical services.

Claim
Categories

When contracting with our 8(a) companies, you can claim the following categories in your small business contracting plan:

  • Small Business

  • Native American/Tribal

  • 8(a) Economically disadvantaged (13 CFR 124.109(a)(2))

Subcontracting Rebate

If a contract includes either of the following clauses, you are eligible to apply for a 5% subcontracting rebate under the Indian Incentive Program:

  • 48 CFR 52.226-1 – Utilization of Indian Organizations and Indian-Owned Economic Enterprise

  • DFAR 252.226-7001 – DoD Indian Incentive Program

Sole-Source Contracts

In addition to the subcontracting rebate and claim categories you could utilize partnering with us, there is also the ability to sole-source contracts.

  • Up to $100M without justification (48 CFR 206)

  • 8(a) sole sourced awards cannot be protested (13 CFR 124.517(a))

The Benefits to the Unangax Community

The Benefits to the Unangax Community

The Native people of the greater Aleutian and Pribilof Islands refer to themselves as Unangax in their own language, Unangam tunuu. The more widely known name, Aleut, was attributed by colonizers in the mid-1700s. Today, Unangax are spread throughout the globe with many still residing in Alaska. They remain a resourceful, kind people dedicated to the success of all their descendants.

In 1971 our parent company, The Aleut Corporation (TAC), enrolled 3,249 shareholders. Today, TAC has nearly 4,000 active shareholders. As a TAC subsidiary, Aleut Federal embraces the Aleut culture and supports the shareholders through our ongoing technology, environmental, construction, and infrastructure projects for both Federal and commercial clients worldwide.

About the Aleutian Islands Region

About the Aleutian Islands Region

The Region

The Aleutian and Pribilof Islands region of southwestern Alaska is dominated by volcanic peaks, rugged coastlines, powerful oceans, and severe weather. Despite the harsh conditions, the earliest known habitation of the Aleutian Islands began over 10,000 years ago. The first people were descendants of migrants from Siberia into Alaska, who crossed the Bering Land Bridge, an Ice Age land connection between the two hemispheres which existed until approximately 12,000 years ago. The Native people of the greater Aleutian Islands refer to themselves as Unangax in their own language, Unangam tunuu. The more widely known name, Aleut, was attributed by colonizers in the mid-1700s.

The Resources

This region, positioned on the northern extension of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, boasts varied and abundant resources. Volcanic activity where the North Pacific Ocean meets the Bering Sea creates nutrient-rich waters which support a particularly diverse food chain. The plentiful marine resources combined with its geographical location on the Alaskan archipelago naturally created a Native lifestyle centralized around the bounty of the sea. The Unangax are a resourceful, community-driven people. Their society is built on the foundation of mutual respect, cooperation, and support.

The Unangax

In all of Alaska, it was the Unangax who first experienced contact with colonizers. In 1741 Russian settlers ventured eastward, eager to establish the geographic relationship between Asia and North America. By the 1760s Russian crews expanded their colonial reach to the central and eastern Aleutian Islands.

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Subjugation

The Russians, and later the Americans, eroded most aspects of Native societal tradition, language, and commerce. In a relatively short period of time, the Unangax became a subjugated population with nearly every aspect of their lives including marriages, employment, and movement regulated. After being hastily evacuated at the start of WWII, they eventually became wards of the government, as they remained until well after World War II when they were finally allowed to return to the Aleutian and Pribilof islands. Although addressed in 1988 via formal reparations, the outside world’s neglect of the Unangax fundamental rights and welfare caused unquantifiable loss of life and culture, the damages of which will never fully be repaired.

Today

Today, Unangax are spread throughout the globe with many still residing in Alaska. They remain a resourceful, kind people dedicated to the success of all their descendants. As a TAC subsidiary, Aleut Federal embraces the Aleut culture and supports the shareholders through our ongoing technology, environmental, construction, and infrastructure projects for both Federal and commercial clients worldwide.

Let’s Partner Together

Let’s Partner Together

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