MIBA Featured Business
Native Paint, owned by E.G. Henry, is a Native American owned small business located in Central Montana on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Mr. Henry, a Chippewa Cree, is an artist for over 20 years who specializes in airbrushing and acrylic painting and makes many forms of Native American Art. He is one of the finest Native American artists from throughout the region. For additional information please call 406-399-0369, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Native Paint online.
February 11, 2016
First Nations Development Institute
Is accepting grant proposals for its “Seeds of Native Health” grant program under its Native
Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI).
February 16, 2016
Planning Meeting for the Regional Indian Business Alliance Conference
Attention Alliance Partners-You too can be a part of this Conference: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Next Planning Meeting from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (MST).
February 16, 2016
Senator Jon Tester's 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop
Help Montana small businesses maximize their potential by connecting entrepreneurs with the
capital they need to start and grow their businesses in the 21st century.
February 25, 2016
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program, USDA
The Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address
student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems.
First Closing Date: February 29, 2016
Montana Indian Equity Fund
A grant to assist a start-up or expanding Native American business in Montana. The funds are
available only to enrolled members of Montana’s federally recognized tribes in Montana and to
enrolled members of the Little Shell Tribe residing in Montana.
February 29, 2016
Indian Land Tenure Foundation 2016 Summer Internships
Looking to hire two current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2016.
The internships are full-time positions over the course of 10 – 12 weeks (400 hours).
March 15 - 16, 2016
Small Business Conference, MSU Northern
Attendees of the SBDC Invest in Success Conference will enhance their financial, managerial and
technical skills, all invaluable assets to entrepreneurship.
April 10 - 12, 2016
2016 Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism & Recreation
The annual gathering of Montana’s tourism industry, featuring sessions on marketing, business,
and research. The 2016 conference will be right outside of Glacier National Park in Kalispell.
Closing Date: April 29, 2016
John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge
A Montana-wide event, the Business Startup Challenge
is Montana's premiere opportunity for students attending any college or university across Montana
to present exciting new businesses and/or social entrepreneurship venture ideas.
May 17 - 19, 2016
Montana Indian Business Alliance Conference
Featuring nationally recognized and local presenters committed to the growth of strong economics
through private sector Native American business development and entrepreneurship … a “must” for
tribal leaders and policy makers, Indian business owners, tribal college staff and students, tribal
judiciary, economic and community developers, federal and state agencies and lenders.
Native One Stop
NativeOneStop.gov is a one-stop shop for American Indians and Alaska Natives to access resources
available from the U.S. Government. NativeOneStop.gov was launched to provide American
Indians and Alaska Natives with easy, online access to Federal resources and programs.
Small Business Administration
Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Success
A new online tool that helps Native American entrepreneurs prepare for business ownership. The Native American Small Business Primer is a free online business course developed for Native American entrepreneurs...
Business Education Courses
Building Native Industry Institute
An online learning center where Indian entrepreneurs can improve their business skills at their own pace anywhere Internet access is available...