Native Youth Entrepreneurship
Native Biz for Youth
www.onaben.org Building Native communities’ financial skills for families
Debit or Credit Banking Resources and savings guide for teens and kids
Creating a Budget for your home:
Link provided by students of Abby Brendese at the Jefferson district library.
Navajo web warriors
Social Enterpreneurship Teaching
Google the title for updated versions.
Global Microenterprise conference (handbook of resources available)
www.youthenterpriseconference.org See also www.makingcents.com
or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
youth global microenterprise www.ymeconference.org or contact the
Conference Manager: email@example.com Tel. +1 (202) 783-4090
Making Cents International
www.makingcents.com 2900 M St. NW, Suite 200 • Washington DC, 20007 • USA
A hands-on, project-based approach to teaching students about the business world. It’s projects involved students from many cultures and economic levels. It gave all students the skills and and creative window to dream and develop ideas that they could actually try out.
Rich Dad/Poor Dad
My favorite educational site of all is I began my financial education 2 years ago and this site along with the resources available through this company, have been a ‘gold mine’! The best part is the media library that you can access that includes hundreds of videotaped workshops and presentations from some of the finance world’s greatest resource people. I am such an auditory learner, and this being my topic of choice, I have a hard time tearing myself away! They also have forums where people from around the world compare strategies, thoughts and ideas. The signature games Cashflow 101 and 202 are also online and you can play these incredibly educational games with people from across the globe.
The Maker Fair:
http://techchallenge.thetech.org/about.cfm Youth applying tech for real world problems
Native Language Preservation Funding
Mint.org-Fun for Kids-Be Your Own Boss
Introduces kids to earning, saving, spending, investing, giving, owing, and safeguarding money. There is an interactive “Entrepreneur Challenge” to help kids understand what it is like to start their own business, and lets you know if you are cut out for the job.
Kaufmann Foundation for Entrepreneurship
http://www.kauffman.org/campuses/studentcenter.cfm A terrific place to find what the site calls “mind petals” – pieces of wisdom designed to encourage young entrepreneurs. This site is valuable because it provides a common place for like-minded entrepreneurs (geared mostly toward college-age students) to be drawn. Here they will find online resources, helpful student organizations, and a blog to discuss what interests them most in this area.
NY times ecommerce section
Viewing: Teaching Entrepreneurship
Watch as inner city high school students launch their own soda company, and hear why some say entrepreneurship education is "the civil rights issue of our time." -- PBS.org ( www.pbs.org/merrow/podcast/index.html )
Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas
http://www.iccta-citca.org/ENG/home.html This group was formed March 2007, and just had a major meeting with Canadian Govt. leaders and several multinationals. Major interest in sponsorship was evident by all attendees. This is an initiative to watch.
The Montana Indian Business Alliance (MIBA www.mibaonline.org ) held a Native Youth Entrepreneurship conference in January and below is my resources handout. There are many great related resources on the web which I'm busy collecting and plan to disseminate. Since MIBA was formed 2 years ago, similar orgs have popped up in half a dozen states following this model. There is talk of a national meeting for these orgs.
The Healing Tree
www.naclubs.org Rick Robinson, Lame Deer, MT, 7 Boys/Girls clubs in Montana, 2 in Wyoming
Hopa Mtn Philanthropy - youth leadership emphasis?
Udall Center's Youth Entreprenership Programs
American Indian Business Leaders
www.aibl.org 68 chapters in U.S.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneuship
Young Entrepreneurs Organization
www.yeo.org For those under 40 years with a million dollar business
"Indian law for tribal
leaders" series of video lecture courses.
You should definitely take a look at all the lectures and web courses on our "Multimedia" link at the top of the page. Bell lecture material can be found there amidst the series. Check out the work of our collaborator on the project, Native Nations Institute(NNI) which has produced a number of videos on tribal leadership capacity building on their series , "NNI TV" http://www.arizonanativenet.com/multimedia/index.cfm?subject=gov§=med See the show we did on tribal sovereign immunity as an example of the type of broadcast production that would seem to compliment and fit with what you are doing. http://www.arizonanativenet.com/multimedia/info.cfm?mediaID=71
Center for Rural Affairs Marketing Conference and Resources
World Exchange Business Network
www.wbe.net Youth Programs emphasis: It has fabulous and timely information on a variety of global topics. I was fascinated by the ability to isolate Alaska’s exports and compare year-to-year increases. While our top two sites are still Japan and Korea, I found it interesting that our exports to a few European countries have increased tremendously in the last few years: Spain by 1400%, The Netherlands by 900%, Switzerland by 1000%, and Germany by 700%. If I were an enterprising student, I would be anxious to produce a product that would appeal to a market that is on the rise.
Montana American Indian Reservation Economic Development Fliers
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau (R&A), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Commerce, Census and Economic Information Center (CEIC), has unveiled American Indian Reservation Fliers containing economic and demographic information for the seven Reservations in Montana.
Small World Networks, Inc.
Small World Networks exists to help entrepreneurs, principally those located outside the urban mainstream, be more successful by helping them develop and execute robust growth and financing strategies. In exchange, they seek to learn about the evolving needs of entrepreneurs and innovators and to explore the use of technology to stimulate social capital and entrepreneurial learning. (406) 587-1900
Resources for Entrepreneurs
http://www.gaebler.com/resources-for-entrepreneurs.htm Extensive entrepreneurial resources including resources for young entrepreneurs by state, legal info, tax tips and lots and lots of websites to visit for advice, guidance and resources.
Tech-Based Economic Development Resources
www.tbedresourcecenter.org The Department of Commerce has partnered
with the Ohio-based SSTI to introduce an interactive website *- that permits users "looking for information building a technology-based economy" to tap into " hundreds of reports prepared over the last four years on topics ranging from strategic plans to research on entrepreneurship from best practices to addressing the brain drain."
MINT: Mentoring Involving Native Teens
Funded by First Nations Development Institute in Denver
Workitout - MT softskills training, MSU Great Falls, Linda McNeil
Browning mini-bank financial literacy program
tribe Internet TV
Indian chamber of commerce
committees National Caucus of Native American State Legislators - John McElroy
Native Arts and Crafts Sites, National and International
The Crafts Center
Ten Thousand Villages
International indigenous crafts – dozens of national storefronts.
Claims to have helped sold millions in native art and crafts.
I don't know who has the lowest commission charges, but overstock claims to have sold $37 million in goods last year. See their press section for articles.
It's at http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/economics/ by the way. As an example, check out the "Dot Commerce" link for the lesson Dot-Commerce " In this lesson, students analyze the impact that e-commerce has in their community, as well as in small traditional communities that one might not expect to be part of the dot-com marketplace. " Neat, huh?? ( http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000330thursday.html )
Ecommerce Successes - A Collection of Native Ecommerce
Native Youth Digital Indianpreneurship
Creating a Cultural Shift Toward Sustainable Sovereignty
Good questions for Montana Regarding Rural Broadband Applications
A Public/Private Partnership Model to Showcase Youths' Digital Skills
and Rural Community Web-based Innovations
A Fully Integrated Technology (FIT) Community Flyer from Canadian First Nations http://lone-eagles.com/FIT.pdf
American Rural Teleworkers: Great Employees, Lower Costs
Fort Peck Community Ecommerce Incubator Grant
Rural Ecommerce Grant Templates
In Support of Genuine Rural Broadband Applications.
Wyoming RC&D Rural Ecommerce and Telework Project
Presented Jan. 14th 2008 at the Western States RC&D Conference.
Electronic Warriors Ride the Fast Pony http://lone-eagles.com/fastpony.htm