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Due to travel- and health-related concerns in regard to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Empowerment Workshops have been postponed until further notice. Please check-in at this site for rescheduled trainings.

Join us in Livingston, Texas, 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.

Venue

Polk County Commerce Center
1015 U.S. 59 Loop N
Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 933-5852

Travel and Lodging

  • Our training is being held on the historic lands of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas.
  • The nearest major airport, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), is in Houston, about a 1-hour drive away.

 

Agenda

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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Presenters

Photo of Tina Begay

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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