Our Programs: Native American Business Development

Native American Business Development

To create systemic economic change, First Nations Development Institute works with Native American communities in reclaiming direct control of their assets. Working directly with grassroots community partners, individuals and tribes, First Nations Development Institute supports and provides Native asset development strategies and models to help communities understand, create and control the way in which Native assets are valued, as well as the decision making process in deciding whether to monetize those assets.

First Nations, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Nations Oweesta Corporation, work with reservation and rural Indian communities to create and support community development financial institutions, Native businesses and tribal programs with early stage investments and capitalization to stimulate business growth through new financial models, products and services. Through entrepreneurship and business development projects targeted at both the tribal (macro) and individual (micro) levels, First Nations Development Institute creates and supports sustainable economic development in Native communities.