• The Oglala Sioux Tribe has had the privilege to work with Ben H. Nuvamsa, President/CEO of KIVA Institute, LLC related to training the company has provided throughout the country and most importantly, when Mr. Nuvamsa was selected moderator whenever the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Bureau of Indian Affairs entered into an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). TRAINING: KIVA Institute, LLC has provided training on many topics informing and preparing tribal governments on properly administering federal awards. The Tribe recommends KIVA Institute, LLC to any organization wishing to gain knowledge in any training topic. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR): As stated, Mr. Nuvamsa's experience and expertise in the federal contract/grant management was extremely critical in resolving the disallowed audited issues placed on the Oglala Sioux Tribe by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Without Mr. Nuvamsa's leadership in the ADR process both sides might have not resolved the issues. The Tribe certainly recommends Mr. Nuvamsa if any type of resolutions arise requiring Mr. Nuvamsa's expertise. Respectfully, Mr. Mason Big Crow Treasurer, Oglala Sioux Tribe

    Letter of Recommendation from Oglala Sioux Tribal Treasurer's Office Oglala Sioux Tribal Office
  • Allow me to express my sincere gratitude to the KIVA Institute and your project team that helped the Santa Clara Pueblo in completing the road design work for nineteen streets on the Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Reservation. Your team did an exceptional job by first conducting geotechnical assessments, road surveys, conducting the required environmental and archaeological clearances, obtaining the required rights-of-way, and then completing the design plans. You also helped Santa Clara Pueblo to negotiate its Self-Governance Compact to secure ARRA funds. the KIVA Team's help in completing all work necessary to bring our road projects to "shovel ready" status will now allow the Santa Clara Pueblo to be prepared to take advantage of construction funds as they become available and will allow our roads to be safe and accessible for our tribal members.

    Walter Dasheno Santa Clara Pueblo / Govenor
  • I would like to thank the team for the exceptional work that you have been doing. It has been totally gratifying to see that the progress of the project has been moving forward during my recent absence from the office. During our walk through yesterday, the Inspector remarked that the concrete work was outstanding, clean and professional and among the best she had seen. Thank you all for carrying on the work. I could take care of my personal concerns knowing that there was a crack team on the job doing a top job. You are all awesome. Remarkable force – makes me proud.

    Department of Public Safety Oglala Sioux Tribe

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.