Indigenous Communities

Success Stories


    Through our Empowering Entrepreneurs & Grassroots Capacity Building Development project, ONABEN worked with Native communities throughout the country, to implement sustainable economic development strategies.
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    ONABEN’s accelerator programs provide culturally appropriate training and assistance to Native women artisans. Those services aim to accelerate the growth and success of Native-owned businesses.
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    In 2011 ONABEN embarked on a broad scope initiative with Northwest Area Foundation to challenge a cohort of nine nonprofits and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) working in Indian Country to search for impacts through the lens of social entrepreneurship.
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ONABEN’s proprietary Indianpreneurship® suite of products offers a variety of unique curricula designed for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs in various stages of business development and growth.


Top News

  • Marketing to the Federal Government

    Spend the day with us to refine your elevator speech and create or updateyour Statement of Work.    Dates: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Lunch on your own) Location: CNM Workforce Training Center5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NEAlbuquerque, New Mexico 87113Bring a laptop! On Tuesday, July 31st, Learn Marketing tips; then practice your skills at the matchmaking session hosted by the New Mexico PTAC on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 

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  • Planning for Fall? Order Your Indianpreneurship Books Now!

    It is easy to order our text books and we ship directly to you.

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Take a look at one of our many inspiring videos or educational webinars! Our videos provide insight to how our programs are building the skills and changing the lives of Native American entrepreneurs. View one of our pre-recorded webinars on strategic planning, social media, or credit.























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learn more about the ways we work

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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