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    As we continue to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment and consider the rich cultures that makeup our Native peoples and places. November is a time to celebrate the traditions, the languages, the arts, and the histories that make up Native America. Wado to the contributions that Native peoples have made to society.

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  • Shop Small Business

    Small Business Saturday is November 25th. Have you identified Native businesses to support?  

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  • ONABEN partners with KIVA as Trustee

    ONABEN was recently named a Trustee for the Tulsa City Chapter of Kiva, a national lender dedicated to providing capital to aspiring entrepreneurs. This new partnership provides the ONABEN community with another resource for access to capital and business growth.

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Molokai, HI

Kuha'o Business Center

We are working with the Kuha'o Business Center serving local entrepreneurs.

Asheville, NC

Authentically Cherokee Art Market

In partnership with Sequoyah Fund, we host an annual art market featuring the unique work of Cherokee artists. 

Cherokee, NC

Sequoyah Fund

ONABEN's long-standing partnership with Sequoyah Fund has resulted in a myriad of trainings to support the development of Cherokee artists.

Belcourt, ND

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

ONABEN has completed significant work and trainings with Turtle Mountain. 

Tulsa, OK

ONABEN Satellite Office

ONABEN has a satellite office and staff in Tulsa, Oklahoma to better serve more people throughout Indian Country!

Choctaw, OK

Choctaw, OK

ONABEN has completed Indianpreneurship trainings with the Choctaw Nation. 

Portland, OR

ONABEN Headquarters

ONABEN was founded in 1991 by four Oregon tribes and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. 

Fort Thompson, SD

Hunkpati Investments

During a time of leadership transition, we worked with staff and board to help the organization to continue to deliver its programs.

El Paso, TX

Tigua Business Center

Building the capacity of Native American small businesses through a peer mentoring and entrepreneurial exchange program.

Arlington, VA

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)

Squaxin Island Tribe, WA

Youth Financial Literacy Training

Youth financial literacy training events.

Lac du Flambeau, WI

Great Lakes Intertribal Council

ONABEN is conducting 8 two day Indianpreneurship trainings with the Great Lakes Intertribal Council in 2017.

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  • Authentically Cherokee - Experience the Contemporary Tradition
  • Our work in Belcourt, North Dakota
  • ONABEN Art Camp with Mvskoke Loan Fund
  • ONABEN Indianpreneurship Case Studies - Lucinda
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