A study finds that Native organizations in the Interior account for a large chunk of the local economy.
More than 70 Native organizations are based in the Interior.
In 2010 they provided an economic impact of more than $300 million in wages and provided about 2,750 jobs.
The region's Native organizations are the fifth largest employer in the Interior and wages make up about 7 percent of all civilian wages.
A Doyon spokeswoman says the study is the first to specifically look at the economic impact of Native corporations and villages based in the Interior.
The for-profit Native corporation employs thousands of people.