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To offer Native American Empowerment workshops

July 9, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

RedWind has announced it will hold its next workshop, hosted by Meskwaki Economic Development Department of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

This small business development workshop will be provided at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel (Convention Center Break Out Rooms), on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

All Indianpreneurs are invited to attend and strongly encouraged to register for this free two-day course for small business development. The training workshop will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business.

This workshop, one of 15 RedWind will hold this year, will cover business concepts indispensable for anyone starting up or running a small business. Instructors will also identify and help participants avoid common pitfalls.

The training will provide comprehensive information on topics important to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners related to business planning, access to capital, basic bookkeeping, human resources, problem solving and marketing a small business.

RedWind will present this training, in partnership with the Meskwaki Economic Development Department of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. The event is free to attend and open to the public. All class materials and dinner will be provided to participants at no cost.

"The Meskwaki Economic Development Department is excited to have the RedWind Team come once again to the Meskwaki Settlement to provide this FREE training to our Meskwaki community. Indianpreneurship is a great resource to have available to our aspiring entrepreneurs. We hope individuals who want to start a new venture, have an idea, an inkling of starting a new venture, or those who want to expand a current business, venture, project, or hobby take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and attend the training," said Delonda Pushetonequa, with the Meskwaki Economic Development Department.

*To register, please use the following link:, or contact Delonda Pushetonequa at 641.484.4678 x2230 or You can also find more information about trainings at

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops are provided to Native communities across the country through support from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA). The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business by providing financial, contractual and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government. More information about the SBA ONAA can be found at

ONAA contracted with RedWind to provide the subject workshops through contract number: SBAHQ-13-F0134. The RedWind Group is a Native operated technical assistance firm that helps transform and build strong tribal nations, enterprises and organizations. RedWind provides the experience and practical tools to help organizations meet the challenges facing tribal communities today. For more information about RedWind, please visit

Workshops are based on the ONABEN curriculum, Indianpreneurship. ONABEN is a 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon, created in 1991 by four Oregon tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. The group is driven by its mission to support Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development. For more infor



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