The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 enables America’s Indian tribes to be the most powerful commercial enterprises in the United States.   True tribal self-determination and self-sufficiency will never be attained without leveraging the IRA to attract private capital to credible tribal for-profit projects. Dennis Ickes of Native 17 developed the intellectual property that engineered the first acquisition by a tribe using a unique IRA leverage strategy.  Decades of experience as a highly ranked federal official, tribal lawyer, and  businessman enabled Mr. Ickes to coalesce the tribe, investors, and the target business into a 100% tribally owned multimillion dollar business.