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Grant Awarded to Design a Fiber Optic Network

CTUIR was awarded an Economic Development Administration grant to design a fiber optic network that will expand broadband availability on the reservation. The network will help economic..........
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$3.5M grant to build road for Tribes, Port

UMATILLA – A $3.5 million grant will be used to construct a one-mile road that will provide access to an otherwise isolated chunk of tribal industrial land along the Columbia River near the Port of Umatilla.........
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Solar panels will power three buildings

MISSION – Electricity generated from a 300-foot-long solar array to be installed on the south side of the Tribes’ Field Station and Engineering Laboratory is expected to power new LED lights in three buildings on the Umatilla Indian Reservation...
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Round-Up City new testing ground for ‘Uber of the Skies’: Jetson’s-style personal unmanned aircraft

PENDLETON – The future of traveling in large cities could be born in Pendleton. Project Vahana will arrive at the unmanned aircraft system test range in mid-August and will begin test flights in November........
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Cayuse Tech expanding. Tribal company buys businesses in Utah

MISSION - Cayuse Technologies (CT) has expanded past the Umatilla Indian Reservation into Salt Lake City, Utah. “About six months after I started I got my team together and we put together a strategy to grow,” said Billy Nerenberg, Executive Director of Cayuse Technologies.......
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Mission Market to add fuel pumps

By the CUJ. MISSION – Fuel pumps, a major remodel, and solar panels are planned at Mission Market aim to make the community store self-sustaining and profitable, according to a report presented in January to the Board of Trustees (BOT) for the Confederated Tribes.......
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Cayuse Technologies: A Decade Old, the Hunt for Growth Continues

As Cayuse Technologies enters its second decade of operation, its management team likens its continued growth to traditional American Indian hunters, who once tirelessly scouted for animals in order to maintain the sustenance of their tribes. Cayuse Technologies, wholly owned......
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Yellowhawk ground-breaking in August

MISSION – The planned Yellowhawk Community Health Clinic (Yellowhawk), a 63,300 square foot state-of-the-art facility, will be “like no other clinic in the world.” A ground breaking ceremony is being planned for Aug. 25 (see announcement on page 13B) when construction begins on land west of Nixyaawii Governance.....
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‘Wellness Wave’ Wildbill open yoga, health and fitness business on Reservation

MISSION – Cedric and Tania Wildbill have opened a new business on the Umatilla Indian Reservation called “Wellness Wave” - a yoga, health, and fitness studio. The Wildbills are not new to business ownership having opened Wildbill Productions, LLC in 1996 and produced the award-winning documentary American Cowboys. For.....
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Cayuse Technologies: Tribally Owned Business Grows Small Town for a Decade

PENDLETON, Oregon. – In the town of Pendleton, Oregon, sits a technology company that has been 10 years in the making. Owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Cayuse Technologies LLC is the third-largest employer in the Pendleton area to both Native and local residents...
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Tribes ‘biggest economic boon to region’

PENDLETON - The economic message was mixed Feb. 17 at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon. On one hand, Umatilla County’s prospects are improving. Oregon Employment Department regional economist Dallas Fridley said many key industries in Pendleton, like hospitality and durable...
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Interest is Heavy in Depot Land

HERMISTON, Ore. – The Columbia Development Authority is still waiting for the Army to turn the Umatilla Chemical Depot land over. Meanwhile, Executive Director Greg Smith says interest in the property is strong in the private sector. “Our phone has been ringing off the hook,” he said. “We’ve had Fortune 500 companies calling us....
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Press Release - Tribes Host Second SiteLink Forum

PENDLETON, OR – In May, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and its Coyote Business Park will be hosting the second edition of the SiteLink conference. Last year’s forum was a networking success. The tribes are excited to bring this opportunity back to the area this year...
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Tribes Host Second SiteLink Forum

By: CUJ. More global site selectors taking in rural America at Wildhorse conference. MISSION – A second conference here in early May could draw business and economic development to the Umatilla Indian Reservation, according to Bill Tovey, Director of Economic and Community Development The Confederated Tribes’...
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Bloomberg Business Snapshot

By: Bloomberg Business. Cayuse Technologies, LLC provides software application development and business process outsourcing services for Fortune 50 companies and multiple government agencies. Its application development services include application maintenance...
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Feature in Site Selection Magazine's January 2015 Edition

By: Site Selection Magazine. Coyote Business Park is on page 137. The article highlights available industrial lands and target industries, and showcases some recent business development success of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation...
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Speed Dating Meets Economic Development

By: Daily Astorian. Matchmakers traditionally bring two people together into a romantic relationship, but the concept also makes good sense in the business world. Matchmaking was the goal this week as the SiteLink Forum revved up Wednesday afternoon at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino...
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Confederated Tribes Offer Economic Opportunities Through New Conference

By: Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. Cities, counties, ports and private developers have a unique opportunity to meet with big business site selectors during a May conference in Pendleton. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and its Coyote Business Park will host its inaugural SiteLink Forum May 7-9 at Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton...
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Global ‘Site Selectors’ Coming in May

By: CUJ. CTUIR hosting Site Link forum to bring national specialists together with economic developers from throughout Northwest. MISSION – A conference here in early May has the potential to draw business and economic development to the Umatilla Indian Reservation, according to Tribal economic development staff...
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Opportunity Nears for Region’s Economic Development Professionals

By: CUJ. CTUIR hosting Site Link forum to bring national specialists together with economic developers from throughout Northwest. MISSION – A conference here in early May has the potential to draw business and economic development to the Umatilla Indian Reservation, according to Tribal economic development staff...
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Buffett's Firm Buys 3.7M More DaVita Shares

By: Huffington Post. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company bought nearly 3.7 million more shares of DaVita Inc. after the dialysis provider reported its earnings last week. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that it now owns...
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Cayuse Technologies Honors 15 Tribal Flags

By: CUJ. Drum beats echoed through the halls of Cayuse Technologies recently in “song and ceremony” to honor tribal heritage. Staff celebrated with a tribal flag ceremony to honor 15 flags, one for each tribe represented by Cayuse Technologies’ employees. About 75...
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Oregon Startup Outsourced Work - To Indian Country

By: The Columbian. Technological services firm finds talent in rural area. MISSION, Ore. — More than six years ago, a startup company opened in a triple-wide trailer in Mission with 22 employees. The three bedrooms served as the business office, a recruiting and interview room, and a boardroom made use of the kitchen table...
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CTUIR Outlook Featured at Pendleton Chamber Event - Economic Outlook

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – When Dave Tovey makes his presentation at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast Feb. 20, he won’t be reminiscing about the things that were completed in 2012. Rather, Tovey, the Executive Director for the Confederated...
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Business of the Month - Cayuse Technologies

By: Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce. Cayuse Technologies is a premier technology delivery center offering full life-cycle software application development and business process outsourcing services. They leverage a well-trained, knowledgeable, and...
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Onshore Business Process Outsourcing to Native American and Aboriginal Canadians

By: Change makers. Accenture partners with American Indians and Aboriginal Canadians to provide low cost, high quality, onshore technology services to North American businesses. Randy Willis, an Accenture Executive and a Native American partnered with Confederated Tribes of the...
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$100,000 Grant Will Expose Tribal Youth to Entrepreneurship

By: CUJ. Business Service Center receives funds from Northwest Area Foundation. PENDLETON – The Business Service Center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is one of six recipients of a $100,000 grant from the Northwest Area Foundation. The two-year grant from the Foundation’s new Native American...
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Forest Service Foundation

By: CUJ. Construction continues on the U.S. Forest Service’s 13,900 square foot building at Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. More than 70 Forest Service employees will move from their offices in the building overlooking Southgate Avenue in Pendleton to the new building, which is expected to be completed by...
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Throng Turns Out for Foot Longs

By: CUJ. Subway opens at Coyote Business Park. MISSION - Lauren Ganuelas and her son, Cole Foy Ganuelas, were first in line when Subway opened its doors to customers July 20. She beat the rush. For the next hour, a continuous line of hungry sandwich eaters filed through the door queuing up for their versions of Subway’s...
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First Students Earn Certificates Through EOU - Cayuse Technologies Partnership

By: Eastern Oregon University. The first group of students to complete the new computer programming courses available at Cayuse Technologies in Umatilla County received certificates from Eastern Oregon University last month...
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DQ, Subway Expected to Open in July

By: CUJ. MISSION – Subway and Dairy Queen stores are expected to open in mid- to late-July, according to Stephanie Seamans, an economic planner for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Both facilities may still be hiring for their stores and interested individuals should continue to apply, she said. Subway...
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EOU, Cayuse Technologies Effort Should Result in Graduates of New Computer Programing Certificate

By: CUJ. LA GRANDE - Eastern Oregon University and Cayuse Technologies have announced the first of what promises to be many graduates with Certificates in Computer Programming. Three of the four graduates are current Cayuse Technologies employees who have worked on their own time to obtain the certificates...
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Cayuse Tech Honored for Guard Support

By: CUJ. ARLINGTON, Va. – Cayuse Technologies was among three Oregon employers selected as semifinalists for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The company owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation was one of 133 semifinalists from among 3,236 nominees received...
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Secretary of State Kate Brown Meets with Tribal Leaders, Tours New Forest Service Building

By: CUJ. Bill Tovey, director of the CTUIR Department of Economic and Community Development, discusses with Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to relocate their Umatilla National Forest headquarters from Pendleton to the Umatilla Indian Reservation...
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Forest Service Moving to the Umatilla Rez

By: CUJ. CTUIR Board of Trustees Chairman Les Minthorn and Umatilla Forest Supervisor Kevin Martin cut the ribbon April 30 at the new Forest Service office building located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The CTUIR completed construction and the Forest Service...
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Would-Be Employees Get Ready for ‘Hiring Event’

By: CUJ. MISSION – Dairy Queen and Subway, the two new restaurants being built in Coyote Business Park, will hold “hiring events” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 on the second floor of the Nixyaawii Governance Center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Prospective...
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Air Quality May Factor in to Coyote Park Business Plans

By: CUJ. MISSION – Air quality will be a determining factor in regulating businesses that want to locate in Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, according to an article in an Environmental Protection Agency newsletter than features articles from...
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FS (Forest Service) Ready for Move

By: CUJ. 65 Umatilla National Forest employees moving in May to Coyote Business Park. PENDLETON – The U.S. Forest Service expects to move about 65 employees into a new home on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in mid-May. Construction of the 15,400 square foot facility is expected to be primarily completed by the...
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Are You Ready to Work?

By: CUJ. Job readiness classes, career fair planned to prepare adults, youth for decisions, opportunities MISSION – Job readiness classes and hiring events for two new restaurants are planned in April and May on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The events will be free and open to the public. Also, the Confederated Tribes are...
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DQ to Fill Spot in New Retail Center

By: CUJ. Rochelle ‘Ro’ Helfrecht will manage fast food restaurant. MISSION – Dairy Queen will fill the other drive-thru side of a small retail center that is being built on Tribal property on the west side of Highway 331 in Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Rochelle “Ro” Helfrecht, who lives on the Umatilla Indian...
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Cayuse Technologies Reaches Workforce Milestone

By: CUJ. Submitted by Cayuse Technologies. PENDLETON - Despite the nation’s lengthy economic slump, Cayuse Technologies, a business service center located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, has reached a milestone, growing its workforce to a team of over 300 employees since opening for business in the fall of 2006...
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Subway Coming to the Rez

By: CUJ. Northwest operation will be anchor tenant in new retail center. By the CUJ. MISSION – Subway is coming to the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The national franchise restaurant, famous for their foot long sub sandwiches, will be the anchor store in a 5,800 square foot retail center being built along the west side of Highway 331...
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Cayuse Tech Names 2011 ‘Core Value’ Winners

By: CUJ. Employees honored for work ethic, quality, loyalty, teamwork, integrity and diversity. Submitted by Cayuse Technologies. MISSION - Cayuse Technologies is proud to announce the annual Core Values winners for 2011. Our Core Values were created by the employees hired in the first six months of operations...
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Testing Video Games Part of Cayuse Tech ‘Boot Camp’

By: Chelsie Bonifer of the CUJ. MISSION - Successful applicants who complete a six-to-eight week boot camp at Cayuse Technologies will get the chance to test and develop video games and cell phone aps as part of the training process. Cayuse Tech, the software development and call center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation...
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Kenworth Sales Company Opens Dec. 19 After Blessing Ceremony

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – Board of Trustees members toured the Kenworth Sales Company facility following a smudge ceremony and blessing at the building. Kenworth Sales Company began operations Dec. 19 in the commercial trucks parts and service store known in the company as Kenworth Sales – Pendleton. Ric Petersen...
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Tribal Member Company Gets $19 Million Subcontract

By: CUJ. RICHLAND, Wash. – Phoenix Enterprises NW, a company run by CTUIR member Jonetta Everano, has been awarded a subcontract valued at about $19 million for cleanup work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Washington Closure Hanford, which manages the $2.3 billion River...
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Everybody’s Impressed with New Hotel Tower

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – Through the confetti, you could see smile after smile, and some proud faces, too, as Wildhorse Resort’s new Hotel Tower and casino expansion were formerly inaugurated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 12. Wildhorse CEO Gary George and CTUIR Board of Trustees Chairman Les Minthorn cut the ribbon between the hotel lobby and the new gaming floor...
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3D ‘Immortals’ Coming to a Theater Near You.

By: CUJ. Wildhorse Cineplex opening Nov. 11. MISSION – The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Godsof Olympus and...Get ready for “Immortals,” the first 3D movie that will play Nov. 11 when the Wildhorse Cineplex...
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Hotel Occupancy Exceeding Expectations

By: CUJ. MISSION – The new Wildhorse Hotel Tower, together with the existing courtyard rooms, enjoyed 84 percent occupancy in September, according to interim hotel manager Cal Tyer. “The comments have been 99 percent positive and 99 percent of the hotel visitors made their way to the casino and presumably gambled...
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Kenworth, Retail Center Choose Coyote Biz Park

By: CUJ. MISSION – A retail center to the west and a truck parts and service company to the east are the newest tenants at Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A private developer from Pendleton, Perennial Investments, LLC, will finance construction of a building for retail development while Kenworth Sales...
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Jackpot! Wildhorse Hotel, More Slots Open Sept. 2

By: CUJ. Subway opens at Coyote Business Park. MISSION - Lauren Ganuelas and her son, Cole Foy Ganuelas, were first in line when Subway opened its doors to customers July 20. She beat the rush. For the next hour, a continuous line of hungry sandwich eaters filed through the door queuing up for their versions of Subway’s...
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Forest Service Signs Lease at Biz Park

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – The U.S. Forest Service intends to lease a 13,900-square-foot building to be constructed by the Confederated Tribes in Coyote Business Park on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. More than 70 Forest Service employees will move from their offices in the building overlooking Southgate Avenue in Pendleton...
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50 New Jobs at Cayuse Tech

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – Expecting to land a new contract that would add 50 new jobs, Cayuse Technologies completed one “boot camp” in February and plans a second one this month to train new employees. “We anticipate this new contract could grow to 70 full time positions over time. The contract’s not guaranteed but we’re taking applications,” said Valerie Fouquette, Senior Manager, Human...
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Hotel Walls Climb; 3D Theater Added

By: CUJ. PENDLETON – Wildhorse Hotel continues to climb toward 110 feet (120 with the lighted logo on top), the casino is being remodeled to accommodate 600 more slot machines, and the cinema is undergoing revisions that will increase the number of 3D screens. And a lot more is happening, too. WRC staff is busy procuring 165 TVs(42-inch HD screens), 143...
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Business in Pendleton

By: Pendleton Oregon Directory. Coyote Business Park is on page 3 and 31. “The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's new Coyote Business Park have attracted two Fortune 500 companies and continue aggressive expansion plans.” "The Tribes' new Coyote Business Park just five miles...
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Arrowhead: New Travel Plaza Redefines Convenience

By: CUJ. MISSION – If all goes according to plan, a simultaneous switch will occur as one shift ends and another begins in early March, the doors closing to a tired, outdated truck stop as customers enter a bigger, brighter, more accommodating Arrowhead Travel Plaza...
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Coyote Business Park

By: Business Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation received $1.4 million from the Special Public Works Fund (matched by $3.5 million in other non-state funds) to extend water and sewer services to the Coyote Business Park located near the interchange of I-84 and...
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Plan to Open Cayuse Technologies

By: East Oregonian. In October, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation plan to open Cayuse Technologies in Mission. It will provide software development, document image processing services, and call center capabilities and...
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Oregon Tribes Expand Their Economies

By: Oregon Business. As the next decade unfolds, the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon will have a major role in how the economy of the state develops. It’s not just about casinos anymore...
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Tradition Meets Technology

By: East Oregonian. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation on Thursday officially opened the doors to Cayuse Technologies, the first company to locate in the CTUIR's Coyote Business Park. Cayuse Technologies will provide technology services...
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Pendleton Mines the Past to Build a Future

By: Oregon Business. There is business to be done in Pendleton, and a new class of entrepreneurs - such as the pair that reopened the Hamley and Co. western wear store - and community leaders are out to build a historic infrastructure with modern amenities to fire up profits...
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The Other Indian Outsourcer

By: Bloomberg Business. It's the only board presentation Accenture (ACN) Managing Director Randall L. Willis has ever made in a trailer, wearing shorts and flip-flops, surrounded by a buffalo hide and photos of Native American chiefs. During a vacation last August, Willis, who is Native American...
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Accenture to Help Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Manage its New IT Company, Cayuse Technologies

By: Accenture. PENDLETON, Oregon – Accenture, a global management, consulting technology services and outsourcing company, has signed a five-year agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) near Pendleton to help manage Cayuse Technologies...
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250 jobs

By: CUJ. Cayuse Technologies to build 40,000 square foot facility at Tribes’ Coyote Business Park. New company teaming with global giant Accenture to provide digital document processing, software production, call center. PENDLETON – Cayuse Technologies, a new outsourcing business...
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Global Giant Employs 140,000 in 48 States

By: CUJ. Editor’s note: This information was provided to the CUJ from Accenture. PENDLETON - The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is launching Cayuse Technologies, LLC to serve as the newest center in Accenture’s Global Delivery Network of 43 facilities in 28 cities...
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Seeding Success

By: CUJ. PENDLETON - Cayuse Technologies is currently seeking to hire 15 to 25 hard-working, self-motivated individuals with an interest in technology. Aptitude and attitude are more important than formal programming experience (although that helps also). One must be willing...
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$100,000 Grant Will Expose Tribal Youth to Entrepreneurship

By: CUJ. Rosebud Sioux Tribe ROSEBUD, S.D. – The Defense Appropriations Bill passed by Congress Sept. 29 includes $2.75 million for the Advanced Electronics Rosebud Integration Center. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, in partnership with Radiance Technologies, is working to develop the AERIC...
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Work to begin at Coyote Business Park

By: CUJ. PENDLETON - Cayuse Technologies is currently seeking to hire 15 to 25 hard-working, self-motivated individuals with an interest in technology. Aptitude and attitude are more important than formal programming experience (although that helps also). One must be willing...
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