All Native Solutions, a member of The Flatwater Group, a Ho-Chunk, Inc. subsidiary, has received a $1.9 million contract to oversee the planning and building of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe's 400,000-square-foot administration building on the reservation in South Dakota. This included the acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment; the installation of those items; as well as the overall project management of the contract. The building is scheduled to open this fall 2013.
The Flatwater Group—headed in Winnebago, Nebraska with additional offices in Bellevue, Nebraska and Arlington, Virginia—is the government products division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. All Native Solutions, a Flatwater Group member, is a skilled provider of comprehensive business solutions to commercial, industrial and government clients throughout the United States. All Native Solutions has provided services for the Internal Revenue Service, Defense Commissary Agency, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Air Force.
“It was truly a great opportunity to work with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe on their new administration building,” stated Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc. “The size and scope of this new building is a remarkable example of the Tribe’s progress as a whole. We hope to have another opportunity to work with them in the future.”
All Native Solutions provided interior design services by identifying the correct furniture, fixtures and equipment that were selected for procurement and installation. This included the brand, size, number, fabric, colors and materials. The company’s design team provided the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Program Manager with floor plans for the furniture, fixtures and equipment as well as pictorial three-dimensional drawings that identified all of the acquired items under the contract and the location of where they were placed.
Ho-Chunk, Inc.'s mission is to provide long-term economic self-sufficiency and job opportunities for the Winnebago Tribe. Ho-Chunk, Inc. operates 35 subsidiaries and employs more than 1,000 people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and skills sets. Ho-Chunk, Inc. and subsidiary operations span more than 16 states and 8 foreign countries. Other subsidiary operations include information technology, construction, government contracting, green energy, retail, wholesale distribution, marketing, media and transportation.