We are Copper Bear

Copper Bear Consulting is an American Indian/Woman-owned business located in Oklahoma. Founded in 2006, Lisa Kraft, a proud Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and legislator, has built an organization to help tribal leaders establish, fund, and execute plans for tangible nation building.

 

Lisa Kraft, Founder and Principal.
Lisa Kraft, Founder and Principal.

We have managed $15 million in HUD ICDBG and CCDF construction in recent years.

Copper Bear Consulting Office

Purpose

Our goal is to inspire and unleash the collective capacity and talent of Indian country.

 

How We Work

With over 26 years of experience in Oklahoma Indian Country, our Founder Lisa Kraft is an award-winning grant writer for Oklahoma tribes. Kraft researches, assists leaders in planning, introduces leadership to other consultants, and writes for large development grants. She also consults on project compliance and management to represent the owner in construction.

Highlights of her history includes:

  • A BA in Anthropology from OU, and a Masters in History from UCO.
  • A career in federal compliance, grants, and multi-million dollar contract management.
  • Extensive land tract conversion, including 17 tracts for her own CPN tribe.
  • Appointments to her own nation’s bank Board of Directors.
  • Four consecutive terms as an elected legislator for the CPN tribe, 2008-2021.

 

Our Philosophy

The right people at the right time can make anything possible. 

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
GSA Registered Business
Kraft for Chairman Campaign

Our Projects

We know the agencies and people you need to be successful.

Let's hit the drawing boards together and help you perfect your growth plan, and devise a cohesive strategy.

Planning

Let’s hit the drawing boards together and help you perfect your growth plan, and devise a cohesive strategy.
Whether it's writing for federal grant applications or creating detailed budget proposals, we can help.

Funding

Whether it’s writing for federal grant applications or creating detailed budget proposals, we can help.
We specialize in high level management and coordination, including compliance standards and procurement.

Project Management

We specialize in high level management and coordination, including compliance standards and procurement.

Our Gallery

A little bit of what we do in some pictures below. You can also read some comments about our work here.

Copper Bear Ponca Water Tower
Dialysis Center
Kickapoo Community Center
Copper Bear Kaw Express Store
Copper Bear Travel Plaza
Copper Bear White Eagle Wellness Center

Pride In Our Work

We’re proud of our team, and the work we have done for Indian Country.

Copper Bear Modoc
Copper Bear Kickapoo
Copper Bear Apache
Copper Bear Wichita
Copper Bear Ponca
Copper Bear Kaw