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2015 "Native American 40 Under 40" Award Recipients
by press release

The National Center for American Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is pleased to announce its 2015 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients. This prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40, nominated by members of their communities, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and their community. The winners will be honored during a gala at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) New Mexico, taking place from November 16-19 at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Award winners will be officially honored during the 40th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards (INPRO) Gala on Wednesday, November 18th. NCAIED will release additional information on each individual award winner in advance of RES NM. For more information about Reservation Economic Summit, please visit

Justin Beaulieu
Terra Beaver
Jennifer Bell
Mary Bordeaux
Katie Brossy
Darrell “Tiger” Brown Bull
Matt Carle
Sean M. Carlton
Chrissie Castro
Crystal Chapman-Chevalier
Karletta Chief
Abigail Echo-Hawk
Raymond Foxworth
Tara Gatewood

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma/Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota)
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Navajo Nation (Diné)
Navajo Nation (Diné)
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Navajo Nation (Diné)
Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Navajo Nation (Diné)
Isleta Pueblo/Navajo Nation (Diné)

Dustina Gill
Tyan Hayes
Lacey Horn
Anne Jacobs
Jeremy Jones
Andrea Lesher
Dr. Lindsey Marvel
Michele Meza
Christorpher Munoz
Brian Nissen
Chrissi Ross Nimmo
Travis Noland
Sarah Obed
Michelle Prine
Jon Red Corn

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Native Village of Afognak / Native Village of Port Lions Tribe
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Osage Nation
Osage Nation
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Native Village of Minto
Wyandotte Nation
Osage Nation

Hillary Renick
Shannon Saltclah
John Simermeyer
Bryan Small
Joel Smith
Nathan St. Goddard
Ernie Stevens III
Jessie Stomski Seim
Mia Tahdooahnippah
Tosa Two Heart
Vaughn Vargas
Scott Ward
Willie White
Emily White Hat

Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Navajo Nation (Diné)
Coharie Tribe
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Blackfeet Nation
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Comanche Nation
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Sandy Bay Ojibway Nation
Quechan Tribe
Rosebud Sioux Tribe

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National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. We take our motto, “Putting Indian Country To Work” to heart literally and are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their entrepreneurial goals. Our motto also has meaning figuratively, as we are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now and for generations to come.

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