About Us

Our History

Established in 1991, ONABEN has provided entrepreneurial development services, financial capabilities training, and organizational capacity building to Native American communities, from coast to coast. ONABEN is regarded as a leader in curriculum development and an innovator in program design.


ONABEN’s mission is to support Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations, and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development.


ONABEN is guided by a vision of a diverse, inclusive world, in which Indigenous peoples and communities of color are empowered to achieve one’s fullest potential, have access to resources that create opportunities for all, and are financially healthy… now, and for future generations.


  • 2018 Making a Difference in the Lives of Women and Girls-Oklahoma Journal Record

  • 2017 Woman on the Move-Associated Black Charities

  • 2014 Education Program of the Year-Native American Finance Officers Association

  • 2013 Honoring Nations All Star Honorable Mention-Harvard Project

  • 2005 Honoring Nations Award- Harvard Project