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Native Partners

HHT is a founding member of an unprecedented alliance of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian community owned firms. The alliance, the Intertribal Information Technology Company (IITC) - http://www.iitc.us, is currently comprised of 12 companies owned and operated by Native communities. Each of the companies are mission-led to deliver industry-leading solutions while creating and sustaining IT jobs in predominately Native communities. HHT's partners in the alliance are:
  • Aleut of Alaska - The Aleuts are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The homeland of the Aleuts includes the Aleutian Islands, the Pribilof Islands, the Shumagin Islands, and the far western part of the Alaska Peninsula.

  • Assiniboine and Sioux of Montana - The Assiniboine, also known as the Assnipwan or sometimes the Stone Sioux, are a Native American people, originally from the Northern Great Plains area of North America, specifically in present-day Montana and parts of Canada around the US/Canadian border.

  • Chickasaw of Oklahoma - The Chickasaws are a Native American people of the United States, originally from present-day Mississippi, now mostly living in Oklahoma. They are related to the Choctaws, who speak a language very similar to the Chickasaw language. The Chickasaws had a reputation for being brave and fierce warriors; their warlike culture has been compared to that of the ancient Spartans.

  • Cheyenne River Sioux of South Dakota - The Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation was originally a part of the Great Sioux Nation, which was set aside under the Treaty of 1868. The area occupied by the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) was so great that for better administration the Federal Government deemed it advisable to recognize general divisions of the Sioux people. The four bands of the Lakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation in 1891 represent: the Minneconjou, Sans Arc, Blackfeet, and Two Kettle. Today the Cheyenne River Reservation is located in the two organized counties of Dewey and Ziebach, and is comprised of over 2.8 million acres, similar in size to the state of Connecticut. The tribal headquarters is located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota and an 18 member Tribal Council including three Executives, govern the tribe. Primary and general elections are held every two and four years, and coincide with the US National Election cycle. According to the 1995 Bureau of Indian Affairs Report on Service Population, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has approximately 11,825 enrolled members.

  • Chippewa of North Dakota - The Chippewa tribe, numbering some 30,000, is about equally divided between the United States and Canada. According to their own tradition, they came from the east, advancing along the Great Lakes, and had their first settlement in their present country at Sault Sainte Marie and Shaugawaumikong (French Chegoimegon) on the southern shore of Lake Superior, near the present Lapointe or Bayfield, Wisconsin. By the end of the eighteenth century the Chippewa were the nearly unchallenged owners of almost all of present-day Michigan, northern Wisconsin, and Minnesota, including most of the Red River area and extending westward to the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, together with the entire northern shores of Lakes Huron and Superior on the Canadian side.

  • Eastern Shoshone of Wyoming - The Eastern Shoshone are located on the Wind River Reservation, which is located in the central region of the state of Wyoming. The reservation is home to two tribes: the Northern Arapaho and the Eastern Shoshone. The tribes operate as two separate tribal governments. The reservation covers 2,268,008 acres. There are 2,650 Eastern Shoshone.

  • The Inupiat of Alaska - Inupiat people have been living in the Barrow area for approximately 4,000 years. Traditionally, Inupiat lived in semi-permanent coastal communities located at good hunting places. In fact, 'Ukpiagvik' means "the place for hunting snowy owls". While mostly whale and seal hunters, the Inupait also used caribou, fish, and waterfowl from inland areas.

  • Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara of North Dakota - Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, are a Native American group comprised of a union of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples, whose native lands ranged across the Missouri River basin in the Dakotas. Today, the group is based out of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

  • The Osage of Oklahoma - The Osage Nation Reservation consists of approximately 1,475,000 acres and is otherwise known as Osage County, Oklahoma. Osage ReservationThe Osage tribe owns all mineral rights located within Osage County and has an income from all oil and gas found in Osage County. The Osage tribal campus - the heart of the Osage Nation - is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The Osage Tribal Council consists of a Chief, Assistant Chief and eight Osage Tribal Council members that serve as the elected governing body of the Osage Tribe of Indians.

  • Tlingit and Haida of Alaska - The Tlingit (pronounced "clink-it") are an Alaska Native tribe and Canadian First Nations people. Their name for themselves is Lingít, meaning "people". The Tlingit are a matrilineal society who developed a complex hunter-gatherer culture in the temperate rainforest along the Pacific coast. The Tlingit language is well known for its complex grammar and sound system, and for using a few sounds which are not heard in almost any other human language. The Haida are the Indigenous Peoples of the west coast of North America. The Haida Nation territories comprise an archipelago called Haida Gwaii that is also known by its colonial name the Queen Charlotte Islands, and parts of south east Alaska.

  • Zuni of New Mexico - The Zuni or Ashiwi are a Native American tribe, one of the Pueblo peoples, who live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, in western New Mexico. Zuni is 55 km (35 miles) south of Gallup, New Mexico and has a population of about 6,000

 


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