Empowering Economic Growth

Kaw Nation Industries is backed by the power of a federally recognized Native American tribe, with expertise in government contracting and investing in strategic business partnerships. We work with businesses and government entities to drive economic growth and sustainability.

Our Experience

We are proud to be a forward-thinking tribally chartered corporation owned by the Kaw Nation. Our business experience is diverse and spans decades of successful gaming operations, retail sales, and fuel sales.

Guided by our core values of professionalism, integrity, accountability, and transparency, our vision is firmly set on the future. In every partnership, we bring expertise, trust, and reliability. When you collaborate with KNI, you’re embracing a partnership that honors the past, innovates for the future, and creates lasting impact.

Our Values

Partnering With Us

KNI forms partnerships with innovative businesses and government entities, leveraging our unique blend of agility and broad industry insights to offer unique advantages.

Quick Decisions

As a smaller organization, we're structured for speed, allowing us to seize opportunities quickly so that our partners can stay ahead in their industry.

Versatility

We have an interest in diverse sectors from technology and defense to logistics and more, opening up a world of growth opportunities.

Tribal Trust

KNI's federally-recognized status assures unmatched advantages and benefits; our partners can count on our unwavering support.

Industries We Serve

KNI partners with a wide range of industries aligned with our mission and strengths. Our commitment to economic growth pushes us to innovate and collaborate across sectors, including:

Locations We Serve

Centrally located in Kaw City, Oklahoma, we are willing and able to seize opportunities and form partnerships from coast to coast.

Our Board

Bringing insight and expertise from diverse fields and backgrounds, our experienced board is passionate about moving KNI forward in a way that is beneficial to the growth and stability of our organization, while contributing to the economic prosperity of the communities and industries where we have a presence.

Sarah Yanez

Chair

Kenny Wheeler

Vice Chair

Brian Wall

Secretary

Eric Trevan, PhD

Board Member

Radford Snelding

Board Member

James Pepper-Henry

Tribal Council Liaison

Career Opportunities

Interested in joining our team? To view available opportunities and apply, click here.

Contact Us

Phone

580-269-2552

Email

info@kawnationindustries.com

Mailing Address

Drawer 50
Kaw City, OK 74641

Physical Address

698 Grandview Drive
Kaw City, OK 74641

How Can We Help?

Brian Wall

Secretary

Brian Wall has more than 30 years of experience in the public relations, marketing and advertising industry. He is a member of the Kaw Nation. Starting his career as a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army, Wall has produced award-winning strategic marketing campaigns across a variety of sectors including government, healthcare, construction, entertainment/gaming, and more. He is a former college adjunct professor of public relations and advertising and past governor of the American Advertising Federation’s Tenth District. Wall founded his Native American-owned advertising agency in 2014 to focus on the growing needs of the many Indian tribes in Oklahoma and beyond. He holds a master in legal studies in Indigenous Peoples Law from the University of Oklahoma School of Law.

Eric Trevan, PhD

Board Member

Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D. is an economist and business leader. He is a Native citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi, Gun Lake Tribe in Michigan. Trevan serves as President of aLocal Solutions, an AI market and economic analytics platform. Previously, he served two appointments as a tenure-track professor, his most recent appointment being at California State University San Marcos. His research and teaching focuses on public policy, Native economies, public administration, innovation, and community and economic development. Trevan is a thought leader on the need to grow local and Native economies combined with economic policy. He also specializes in complex financial arrangements through leveraging public and private regulations, policy, and economic resources. Dr. Trevan focuses on a variety of industries, but specializes in technology, economic analytics and advising, gaming and hospitality, education, and development.