South Dakota Empowerment Workshop
June 9-10, 2020
8 am - 5 pm each day
Join us in Mobridge, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, 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.
Grand River Casino and Resort (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
4 miles west of Mobridge on Highway 12
Mobridge, SD 57601
Travel and Lodging
- Our training venue is on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
- The nearest airports is Aberdeen Airport (ABR), about a 2-hour drive away, and Rapid City (RAP), about a 4-hour drive away.
View the agenda for our 2-day training and see what we'll cover and when.
Before you come to the workshop, download your pre-training materials to get a head start on our topics.
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.Get Outreach Resources
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!Contact Us
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.
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.