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Join us in Marksville, Louisiana, for our 2-day Empowerment Workshop for Native entrepreneurs and businesspeople, a free workshop and culturally appropriate business empowerment resource for Indian Country.

**Dates and locations are subject to change. We will post changes promptly and communicate directly with people who have already registered if changes are made.


Paragon Casino and Resort (Tunica-Biloxi Tribe)
711 Paragon Pl
Marksville, LA 71351
(800) 946-1946

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View the agenda for our 2-day training and see what we'll cover and when.

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Pre-Training Materials

Before you come to the workshop, download your pre-training materials to get a head start on our topics.

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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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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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