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Join us for our NEW virtual Sister Sky Inc. E-Learning and participate in one of our Empowerment Workshops for Native entrepreneurs and business people. A free 4-week workshop, with two LIVE weekly webinars, that provide culturally appropriate business empowerment resource for Indian Country.

Virtual Course Site

For Sister Sky Inc. new virtual delivery of the Empowerment Workshops, register at Sister Sky Inc. E-Learning to access all course materials.

Once registered, you will receive all course information and instructions on how to complete the course. This course allows you the option to complete all modules on your own schedule.

Register at Sister Sky Inc. E-Learning

Virtual Webinars

October (weekly) webinars for this course occur at 4 p.m. Pacific Time via Zoom, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Register only once, and you will be signed up for all webinars! You’ll receive email reminders in addition to a calendar invite.

Register for Webinars

If you have signed up at, we encourage you to sign up for the Zoom webinars also, so that you receive reminders to join.

All webinars will be recorded and available to watch in the Sister Sky Inc. E-Learning site. If you can’t join a LIVE webinar, you are encouraged to watch the webinar when the recording is posted, approximately one day after the live webinar takes place.

Full Webinar Schedule

Below lists dates and times of all webinars for Empowerment Workshop 9—SBA Regions 8 and 10

Date Day Module
October 7, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Wednesday Module 1: Orientation to Entrepreneurship
October 8, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Thursday Module 2: Marketing Process
October 14, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Wednesday Module 3: Organization Types
October 15, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Thursday Module 4: Managing Cash Flow
October 21, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Wednesday Module 5: Financial Management
October 22, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Thursday Module 6: Small Business Financing
October 28, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Wednesday Module 7: Popup Economy
October 29, 2020 @ 4 p.m. PT Thursday Module 8: Business Resource Capacity Building


When you complete the Empowerment Workshop, you are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). You must submit your course information online at Salish Kootenai College, Sister Sky Inc.’s training partner for CEUs. Instructions to complete the CEU application is available in the Sister Sky Inc. E-Learning site upon completion of the Empowerment Workshop training course.

Learn more about CEUs and why they are valuable.

Spread the Word

We make it easy for you to spread the word about the upcoming Empowerment Workshops! Our downloadable outreach resources include flyers, newsletter ads (already designed—just drop them in to your publication!), and graphics and messages for social media platforms.

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Share Your Expertise

Are you interested in supporting the Empowerment Workshop in your area, or becoming involved as a presenter or resource partner? We welcome the opportunity to include you. For information on what we are doing in your region and how you can contribute, please contact us!

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Tina Begay

Tina Begay is the lead in developing the new Empowerment Workshop curriculum, a curriculum that has been designed for cultural appropriateness for Native contexts. The #nativeSBA curriculum incorporates the realities and special considerations of business development in Indian Country and is crafted thoughtfully for the learning styles of American Indian classrooms and students.

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Tayla Desjarlais

On the #nativeSBA team, Tayla Desjarlais helps plan and market the Empowerment Workshops. As a member of the training team, she is often on the road assisting with the workshops. Tayla has been charged with developing the regional resource network for the benefit of entrepreneurs who attend the trainings, so that when they return home, we can put them in touch with local resources and partners.

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Tracy Kieffer

Tracy Kieffer is the Tribal Lead on the #nativeSBA team. She reaches out to build and grow relationships with tribal governments, organizations, and communities in the regions where we present our Empowerment Workshops, helping us recruit attendees and find partners. Tracy understands the potential of Native small businesses to help Indian Country grow and has helped educate tribal government partners on the benefits of Native entrepreneurship for reservations and regional economies throughout her career. Because of her extensive work history in tribal government and tribal business, Tracy knows just who to talk to in the complex world of tribal organizations to get the job done.

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