?A Pecya (Hello Everyone) and welcome! Sister Sky Inc. is thrilled to announce the launch of the Native Business Center website, Indian Country’s premier hub for all native business news!  The Native Business Center is passionate about linking native-owned small business with training, technical assistance, up-to-date small business information and resources specifically for Native American business owners.

Upcoming Trainings

Up-to-date information regarding current business trainings for you to grow and thrive. Our team will help you register for free virtual small business trainings such as Sister Sky Inc.’s Native SBA Empowerment Workshops.

Funding & Resources

We provide direct links to funding and other resources for your small business. Information about small business financial guidance and support is just a click away!


Here you can find grants that are accepting applications right now for businesses in Washington state. Take a look and see if your business is eligible for any of these grants.


If you’re looking for loans to fund your business, this page has a list of low interest and high interest loans that you can apply for. Some loans only apply to certain businesses or counties.

Native Business Spotlight

This fun section is dedicated to shining a light on Native entrepreneurs doing amazing things.

Haipazaza Phezuta

Meet the dynamic duo behind Haipazaza Phezuta – T & Tipiziwin Tolman, weaving a tapestry of indigenous wisdom and herbal wonders! Tribal Roots: In the embrace of their respective tribes,…

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Sister Sky

Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe, entrepreneurs of the Spokane Tribe and Pauquachin First Nation, have been at the forefront of the hair care industry since 1999. Located in Spokane, WA,…

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Camp Crier

In many Native American traditions, those who reported news were called Camp Criers. Camp Criers would walk, run or ride from person to person or home to home until everyone was informed.

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Indigenous venture funds launch NACIA to bridge the capital gap for Native entrepreneurs

Published: 11-20-2023 Two prominent Indigenous venture capital funds on Saturday announced a new organization aimed at narrowing the gap between Native entrepreneurs and the capital sources that many other founders…

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Nonprofit initiates historic land return of 31,000 acres to Penobscot Nation

Publish date: November 7, 2023 National nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured more than 31,000 acres in the Katahdin region of Maine with designs on returning the land…

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Native-owned clothing brand weaves community service with its founder’s personal journey to reclaim her Indigenous identity

BY TAMARA IKENBERG – NOVEMBER 4, 2023 SANTA FE, N.M.– If a brand ever lived up to its name, it’s 4KINSHIP. The Diné-woman-owned upcycled clothing brand that transforms found fabrics…

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USDA launches $50M grant program for economic development in forestry sector, including Indian Country

The Department of Agriculture has just unveiled a groundbreaking initiative, offering a fresh $50 million round of funding to bolster economic development within the forestry sector, with a specific focus…

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OMWBE is Waiving Certification Fees until June 2024!

OMWBE is celebrating our 40 years of service this September by waiving certification fees until June 2024. We are so excited to invite small businesses throughout the state of Washington…

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