Entrepreneurship emphasizes business development on reservations
"The program really focuses on stimulating the development of small businesses on the reservations," said Stacey Chatman, manager of the AIE program. "It's a chance for faculty at tribal colleges to give back to their students and to prepare leaders to effectively manage and support business on the reservations."
Graduates of the program are working on giving back to their communities. They take the skills they have learned and apply them to their work. Some use their skills in the classes they teach at tribal colleges and others in the businesses they work in. Ninety percent of AIE alumni have received pay increases or promotions.