RESOURCES

Jobs and Grants

USA Jobs, Native Americans – If you are an American Indian or an Alaskan Native who is also a member of one of the federally recognized tribes, you may be eligible for Indian Preference in your job search. This webpage of the US Government USA Jobs website will help you to determine eligibility and to find a respective job.

U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, Jobs – This division serves federally recognized tribal governments to operate programs that benefit their communities. There are opportunities to join the ranks of the Indian Affairs mission via employment, leadership training and internships.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) – NANAINA is a committed group of persons from every corner of the country, dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. Their members are nurses, non-nurses, serving or not in communities and programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 

Native American Financial Official Association (NAFOA) – This organization’s mission is to improve the quality of financial and business management of tribal governments, their entities and their businesses.

Startups and Entrepreneurs

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program - The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

Native American Business Incubator Network – This organization offers workshops and a boot camp for would-be entrepreneurs using a cohort model. A digital networking platform provides access to other Native American entrepreneurs and mentors.

 

SBA, Office of Native Affairs – This federal government office has as its mission to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.

 

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – Here is an organization that may be able to help guide you in your business venture. It aims to actively engage in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals. This organization is dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now… and for generations to come.

Tribal Link Foundation - The Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program supported by the Tribal Link Foundation is comprised of two pillars: working with indigenous peoples to develop livelihood strategies such as entrepreneurial ideas and projects, and assisting with capacity building, training, and support to bring their products to market.