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LA Times: Two tribes aren’t recognized federally. Yet members won $500 million in minority contracts

Tribal council members break ground on the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama’s new tribal complex and church in Elba, Ala., in 2012. (Jason Johnson / Southeast Sun)

By Adam Elmahrek, Paul Pringle Dec. 31, 2019 5:54 PM Companies set up by members of a self-described and state-recognized Creek Indian tribe in Alabama have received more than $240 million in federal minority-business contracts, despite a determination by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that there is no credible evidence the group has Native American ancestry,…

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