Company Profile

Our Mission Statement

KIVA Institute, LLC provides quality services to promote capacity building for Indian tribes and tribal organizations and for federal and local agency service providers.  It provides these services with the goal to enhance relationships between Indian tribes and funding agencies; to assist Indian tribes reach their goals of self-determination and to assist Indian tribes in preserving and maintaining their sovereignty.

Our Vision Statement

KIVA Institute, LLC is a highly reputable, respectable and dynamic company that builds and maintains trust among its clients and associates.  It is Indian Country`s authority on the Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act.  Its legacy will be that its services will have a lasting impact in Indian Country and that it plays a key role in shaping positive federal Indian policy and leading tribes to achieving self-determination.

KIVA`s Statement of Qualifications

KIVA Institute, LLC is a 100% owned and operated company dedicated to “Building Capacity in Indian Country”™.  Founded in 2005, KIVA offers a wide range of services to promote capacity building for Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

KIVA was established to provide specialized and customized training and consulting services to tribal nations on all aspects of Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act, and related programs.  KIVA`s staff have over 75 years of combined, specialized experience and knowledge of P.L. 93-638.  We take great pride in being Indian Country`s authority on the Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act.  KIVA`s services have expanded into other areas of tribal governance, economic development, construction planning and design, master land-use planning, strategic planning, investment counseling; and alternative and renewable energy development.

Core Competencies

  • Helping tribal nations assert their right to self-determination and self-governance
  • Assisting tribal nations to enhance and preserve their sovereignty
  • Assisting tribal nations build internal capacity to govern themselves; improve programs and service delivery

What Is The Meaning of KIVA?

Kiva is an underground sacred ceremonial chamber where knowledge of our culture, traditions and oral history are practiced and perpetuated throughout generations; and where prayers are made for the goodness of all mankind. It is in this context that we selected KIVA as the name for our company, so that we may share our knowledge and experience for your benefit. are Natives helping Natives.