Celebrating Indigenous Entrepreneurship: A Day of Networking, Learning, and Community

    Fort Washakie, WY – On Tuesday, May 21, a vibrant celebration of Indigenous businesses will be hosted at the Frank B. Wise Center in Fort Wasahkie. This day-long event promises a unique blend of networking opportunities, informative presentations, and a captivating community powwow celebrating entrepreneurship, and cultural heritage.

    Event Highlights:

    • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Kick off the day with snacks and networking, fostering connections among attendees and setting the stage for a day of collaboration.
    • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Gain valuable insights from the Wind River Development Fund, a key organization supporting economic growth within the Indigenous community.
    • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Meet the talented artists of the Wind River Artist Collective and explore their unique creations that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region.
    • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Engage in a dynamic resource panel discussion, where successful Native American business owners will share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs.
    • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Delve deeper into the world of Indigenous entrepreneurship through a series of presentations by inspiring Native American business owners.

    Community Powwow and Feed:

    As the sun sets, the celebration continues with a vibrant community powwow and feed at the Eastern Shoshone Boys and Girls Club.

    • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Doors open for registration and a delicious feed to fuel the festivities.
    • 6:00 PM: The grand entry marks the beginning of the powwow, featuring captivating dancing, drumming, and cultural displays.

    Calling All Drum Groups and Dancers!

    The first two registered drum groups will receive payment, and generous payouts await talented dancers. This is an opportunity to showcase your skills and passion for Indigenous traditions.

    Join the Celebration!

    This event is open to all who wish to celebrate the vibrant spirit of Indigenous entrepreneurship and the rich cultural heritage of the Wind River Reservation. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, an art enthusiast, or simply seeking a day of community and connection, this event promises a memorable experience.

    For More Information:

    Contact the event organizers at the Wind River Development Fund at 307-335-7330 to learn more about this inspiring celebration.

    Mark your calendars for May 21st and be part of this tribute to Indigenous business and culture!

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