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Indian Preference

The Oneida Indian Preference law is meant to protect and promote employment opportunities and provide economic security for the people of our sovereign nation.

Oneida Nation Sovereignty

The Oneida Nation has the inherent sovereign power pursuant to the Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1838 with the U.S. Government to pass laws on behalf of Indian people.

Nation Employees Must Comply

All entities and employees of the nation must comply with the requirements of this law in bidding, contracting and subcontracting work for goods or services for the Oneida Nation.


Oneida Nation Indian Preference Law can be found on our Code of Laws page in section Title 5. Business.

Indian Owned Business Requirements Policy

Indian Preference List – Updated March 2020

Indian Preference Worksheet

Business Applications

IP – Sole Proprietor

IP – Corporation

IP – Limited Liability Company

IP – Partnership


Additional/Contact Info