?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.
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.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Free Intro to Website Builders for Businesses – Tribal Longhouse
Monday, June 12, 2023
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.
Huckleberry Woman’s owner, Tiffany Vanderhoop, descends from a long line of Haida weavers on her mother’s side. Not only is her mother a master weaver of both the Naxiin and Raven’s Tail textile arts of the Indigenous northwest, but her grandmother is a renowned master weaver too who has received lifetime achievement awards for her…Read More
Body By Bee, LLC
For those looking for body products to add to their self care routine, Body Be Bee, LLC has what you need. What inspired Breanna to start her company was how she’s always loved products and working with her hands, and she wanted to make something positive out of all the negative experiences she’s had with…Read More
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.
San Manuel Band acquires stake in Waldorf Astoria resort
June 7, 2023 On Monday, Tribal Business New reported that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians acquired an ownership stake in the newly renovated Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point, Calif. The Tribe’s San Manuel Investment Authority (SMIA) purchased a 40% interest in the resort from Austin, Texas-based Ohana Real…Read More
DOI Announces $48M for Water Projects in Indian Country
On Monday, Tribal Business News reported that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland last week announced $48 million in funding to repair and revitalize Tribal water sanitation systems, upgrade irrigation and power projects, and invest in the safety of dams in tribal communities. The funds stem from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the largest investment in physical and natural…Read More
Indigenous Eats to open second location in May
SPOKANE, WA – Indigenous Eats, a popular Native American restaurant, is thrilled to announce the opening of its second location in downtown Spokane, WA. The new restaurant, located at 808 W. Main Ave, Suite FC-5 (within River Park Square mall) will officially open its doors to the public mid-May 2023. Indigenous Eats has become a…Read More
Native CDFIs get $47M in historic $1.7B U.S. Treasury award
On Sunday, Tribal Business News reported that 29 Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are getting a $47 million injection in funds to help Indian Country overcome persistent economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards are part of a $1.73 billion dispersal from the U.S. Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund to 603 CDFIS…Read More
FTC Issues Report to Congress on American Indian and Alaska Native Consumer Issues
Report outlines FTC enforcement, outreach and education efforts to identify and fight scams affecting AI/AN populations The Federal Trade Commission sent a new report to Congress detailing the consumer issues that affect American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, as well as the FTC’s enforcement, outreach and education work on these issues. The report summarizes the agency’s…Read More