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Helping Communities and Businesses Build a Sustainable Future

Led by faith and a passion for helping others, Attorney, President of Jackrabbit Development LLC, Executive Director of Jackrabbit Homes Inc., and NABEDC Client and Partner Tahda Ahtone, Esq., is helping new entrepreneurs establish their businesses and achieve success.   At a young age Tahda was inspired by community and human rights advocates like Dr. […]

Providing Dental Care to the Elderly Amid a Pandemic

2020 will go down in history as one of the most trying times for our country as result of the Covid-19 Crisis. With the spread of Covid-19 moving quickly from state to state, the country was forced to shut down in March. All non-essential business production and services were shut down or significantly reduced, unemployment […]


At only 17 years old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter, of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is a veteran activist who has created an ever-expanding movement. One that empowers women, especially those in Native American Communities. A movement she calls “Brave Woman”. “It’s a concept and social media movement…” says Kylie. “I have been training in martial arts […]


Ms. Troi Lynn Waln is of the federally recognized Rosebud Sioux Tribe located in South Dakota. It is the home of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. Ms. Waln is the Founder and CEO of Zaniya Pro Clean LLC, a firm that provides commercial and residential cleaning services, and specializes in cleaning medical facilities, commercial properties, retail […]

ASTA Roofing & Construction

Tim is 100% Native American from the Diné (Navajo) Tribe. His path toward entrepreneurship and business ownership begin when he witnessed the struggles of reservation life, especially of his friends, family, and loved ones. He always wanted better and was a hard worker, but finding a quality job on the reservation was nearly impossible, so […]

Warrior Legacy

Felila Thompson-Moreno is the owner of Warrior Legacy. Founded in 2016, Warrior Legacy is a small business that has seen a few changes throughout its existence. A member of the NABEDC Community since 2021, Warrior Legacy is going from Printshop to Community Advocate and Support Organization. They’re changing their services to focus more on serving […]

Celebrating Small Victories and Getting Things Done

On a mission to “inspire Native American and Black youth to explore coding and other information technologies at free workshops both on and off the reservation.” Warriors Code Inc. provides youth and veterans with marketable skills that can help them secure a job and a brighter future. Dr. Anthony Newkirk serves as President and CEO […]

Providing Solutions For Indigenous Needs

The phrase “tradition meets modern”, means many things to many people. Mabel Tsosie is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is also President and Founder of Spottedhorse Infosystems LLC. To Mabel, tradition meets modern means respecting tradition while making the most of what modern tools and technologies have to offer the small businesses she […]