Our History


Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

The Haida Nation and the Tlingit Nation have existed as two separate and distinct people since time immemorial.

Aani (Southeast Alaska) is their ancestral home. These Tribal Nations take great pride in their ability to cultivate and harvest the resources of the land and sea in a responsible manner, always recognizing the value of and showing reverence and respect for all life of the land and sea. Through good stewardship, hard work, wise laws, and respect they strove to maintain balance in their community.

Over time, these Nations made a transition to a written, formal process to engage in foreign government relationships. The Tlingit Nation and the Haida Nation united with foresight, courage, and determination to fight for their rights and preserve their relationship with the land, water, and resources.


Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Founded in 1935, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is a tribal government representing more than 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide.

The Central Council is a sovereign entity and has a government-to-government relationship with the United States. The Central Council’s headquarters are in Juneau, Alaska, but its service to the Tlingit and Haida people extends throughout the United States.


Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation

In 2010, the Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation is wholly owned by the Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The THTBC mission is to engage and conduct in business to improve the economic condition of the Tribe. THTBC is invested in its mission, its employees, and its partners to deliver success.


THTBC acquires KIRA

In 2016, THTBC acquired KIRA, Inc., an award-winning federal contractor with over 30 years of experience in facilities maintenance and base operations support services. As a tribally owned entity, KIRA now had a competitive advantage to offer its partners and customers.

Recent History


Since 2016, the THTBC family of companies has experienced substantial growth, building an extensive portfolio of contracts and greatly expanding our capabilities and offerings. We have quadrupled in employee count and now perform work in a wide variety of NAICS codes. THTBC has been recognized for outstanding performance and continues to build on its reputation of delivering high-quality services that bring value and innovation to our customers.

Some of our notable accomplishments over the past several years:

  • In 2018, KIRA Training Services was awarded to the US Air Force Academy Civil Engineering contract, a $221M, seven-year contract repairing and maintaining facilities and infrastructure, managing engineering and installation operations, and overseeing housing and emergency management functions at the Academy.
  • In 2019, we became a major provider of facilities support services to the U.S. Department of State.
  • In 2020, THTBC achieved ISO 9001 certification at our offices located in Virginia, Colorado, and Washington, as well as for its subsidiary, T&H Services, at Fort Carson, Colorado.
  • In 2021-2022, we made a significant contribution to Operation Allies Welcome and supported the reception of Afghan parolees during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  • In 2021, THTBC was honored to receive the American Indian Business of the Year award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
  • In December 2021, our engineers supported the James Webb Space Telescope launch from French Guiana.
  • Our engineers on another NASA project supported the sounding rockets launched from Australia in June and July of 2022.
  • In 2023, we supported a Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) between the Navy and Marines occurring across multiple time zones and involving every fleet asset.
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