(Wind River Reservation, WY) – The Northern Arapaho Business Council is pleased to announce Chairman Jordan Dresser has been named among Indian Country’s up-and-coming leaders as a member of the “Top 40 Under 40” class for 2021, according to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Chairman Dresser received the honor this month as part of a formal reception at the Ak-Chin Indian Community, in Arizona.
“Indian Country has so many emerging voices, so it is tremendously gratifying to be named among the Top 40 young Native American leaders across the nation,” said Chairman Dresser. “I’m blessed with the opportunity both to lead my Tribe and, through my work as a documentarian, showcase long-overlooked Tribal communities and issues. I hope that my efforts help better my community and serve as an example to future generations of young Tribal leaders.”
Each year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development issues a Top 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes individuals based upon their leadership, initiative, dedication and contributions to their community. Honorees come from multiple sectors, including government, academia, philanthropy/non-profit, tourism, nature conservation, technology and more.
“Every year, we recognize 40 young Indian Country leaders who are paving new paths and opening new possibilities for their communities,” said National Center President & CEO Chris James. “The 2021 40 Under 40 class is showing future generations of Native leaders how hard work, perseverance, and dedication to your community and profession can pay dividends. We hope this award continues to inspire generations of young American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian leaders to continue to dream big.”
Chairman Dresser was elected to the NABC in November 2020 and named Chairman the following month. A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Chairman Dresser is a documentarian whose films have been aired by PBS and other outlets.